It's official: The Phillies traded closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals Tuesday night for Double A pitcher Nick Pivetta.
As Jonathan Papelbon was traded Tuesday night, the Phillies stayed hot with a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays, saved by new closer Ken Giles.
Did Cole Hamels' no-hitter bolster trade talks surrounding the Phillies' ace? "Not very much," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday.


Best of MLB: Yankees rout Rangers, 21-5 5h Associated Press Comments (0)
The Yankees steamrolled the Rangers, 21-5. Here's a recap of Tuesday's action around baseball. Read More »
Instant Replay: Phillies 3, Blue Jays 2 7h Jim Salisbury Comments (0)
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Source: Jonathan Papelbon trade to Nationals being wrapped up 11h Jim Salisbury Comments (86)
The Phillies officially traded Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in exchange for Double A pitcher Nick Pivetta. Read More »
Papelbon not in clubhouse; Hamels won't pitch Thursday 13h Staff Comments (43)
Jonathan Papelbon was not in the Phillies' clubhouse in Toronto three hours before game time Tuesday and it appears a trade with the Nationals is close. Read More »
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Source: Jonathan Papelbon will be traded 16h Jim Salisbury Comments (58)
A source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Jonathan Papelbon "will be traded" by the Phillies. Could Washington be the team? Read More »
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