Report: Red Sox discussed dealing Papelbon

Report: Red Sox discussed dealing Papelbon
January 21, 2011, 9:44 pm
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By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

SI.com reports that the Red Sox considered dealing closer Jonathan Papelbon.

According to the story, Boston discussed moving the four-time All Star with both the A's and White Sox in favor of signing Rafael Soriano to a one-year deal. The pitcher had 45 saves and a 1.73 ERA in 2010 for Tampa Bay.

But on Jan. 13, the Yankees landed Soriano for three years and 35 million.

Papelbon and the Sox avoided arbitration this week by agreeing to a one-year, 12 million deal.