Trenni Kusnierek and Sean McAdam report from Fenway Park and discuss the return of Jonathan Papelbon.
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Jonathan Papelbon does get a chance to come in trying to close out game it'll be his first time on the mound. At Fenway as an opposing player. Ask questions and you know what your reception will be like from this Fenway -- he said. Yeah I'd like to think it'll be good but I understand if it's not that the one I really hoping that the fans here in Boston understand that while I was here I just wanted to win. Now while -- in the -- he got the idea that Jonathan Papelbon hasn't changed much since leaving Boston even referred to himself as C don't -- so when asked if how you'd feel if you let on the mound tonight to -- now wanting me it'll be singled out of that of course is Alter eat out Papelbon also telling us. And he is a different pitcher now than when he was with Boston he says he's a more complete pitcher lasted a thrower. No longer just trying to blow the ball -- I guys Papelbon had nine saves in nine opportunities that he point 96 ERA. And since you left as a free agency -- the Sox haven't really had a stable closer situation but when asked Papelbon at the ever wonders what yes. He would stay he said you really can't do something like that. To be toy cars I don't really think what is the whole lot. Man I got a crazy hectic life that. Two young kids it. -- -- -- the Philly and it's I don't. Not just not that kind of personnel really stop and think and I've moved on and you know boss that was a great -- may -- I enjoy every minute I had here. I loved it here and yeah I'll move on that's the same things hopefully. I'll be received. Well -- we'll also. Accept the fact that I'm my. But. Hopefully the fans understand that what I do here was. Come here and then -- wins does so I think that we wanted to hear. Hopefully they'll understand that always hear it's all really want to do is. Help the ballclub win. We want to. So for the record if they don't understand and I -- now I'll watch that little. I carry the load is brought to us by the Chevrolet Silverado links to here's a look at the Sox those situations and the start. 2012 the first -- without Papelbon. Fox is going to combined 21 point 01 million dollars on -- tanks and Billy Joel Hanrahan. But they've got to sixteen games on the evil really satisfied by Los Angeles Times points while also believe it is not known. I trust them back to Papelbon in Philly for about three million more bucks. Over the same time period at this closed out seven games while only. Joining me now and any time. I signers on McNabb and Sonny you look at what the Red Sox have at it. With -- closing situation I know that you know pat bunting today she doesn't think what if -- you have to imagine the Sox at times are thinking. Everybody just a little bit money captain. May be some although that numbers a little inflated that you cited there -- -- because Jenks was never brought in as a closer he was more. An expensive setup guy and he certainly flamed out and did not work out here and they catch the ball facility in the we'll respond. But I think he. You know he probably will take -- end of that deal to look back and say that they make the right fallen on. The first couple of years on the Red Sox worked would have been too worried about giving him 25 or point six million dollars to topple -- it was the play. Four years at twelve and out thirteen million dollars per. You don't have a lot of closers holding up like that it's not a bad season. Last year he wouldn't have been saved by Jonathan Papelbon just as the Phillies bad season with not saves so there are very few guys work that kind of commitment. Maybe he's one of them I think we need to live a little bit more time -- and really evaluate that decision. -- you talk about the fear of getting a guy too much money particularly at pitcher because of health issues Clay Buchholz for accent like he had to -- You start today due to inflammation that collar bone in the AC joint but he seemed to have -- -- today right. Yet he threw for about ten minutes or so off flat ground at some point probably tomorrow they'll have a -- off the mound and that will be the final hurdle. To have him cleared to go back and rejoin the rotation Jon Merrill said earlier today. But the earliest that would happen would be Thursday it's more likely they keep Jon Lester on regular rest. And then makes a lot. Buchholz back in after Lester for the opener on Friday against the Yankees -- be -- nice -- to have to open that big series against New York.