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Papelbon approves of move

Closer is open to new face in pen

By Gordon Edes
Globe Staff / August 2, 2007

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Hours before completing their trade Tuesday for Eric Gagne, the Red Sox took the highly unusual step of summoning incumbent closer Jonathan Papelbon to Fenway Park for a meeting with general manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona to explain the prospective deal to Papelbon, solicit his input, and assure him that it would not adversely impact his role with ... (Full article: 1058 words)

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