Say Goodbye to a Cy

Say Goodbye to a Cy

Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (left) is leaving the starting rotation and returning to the closer's role. He is shown with pitching coach John Farrell (right) in the outfield at City of Palms Park during Spring Training.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Sox Fail to Find a Closer, So Paps Must Move Back

So Long 200 Innings. Au Revoir to a World-Class Rotation.

"I walked into Tito's office and said, 'If you want to give me the ball in the ninth, I want it.' " -- 3.22.07, Jonathan Papelbon

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