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

Discuss: Paps to the 'Pen | Survey: Is This the Right Move?
Does This Open the Door for a Rocket Relaunch in Boston?

It's Official: Papelbon to Close
Schilling: Paps Back to the Pen

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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