Playful Papelbon not opposed to having A-Rod on his side

Updated: November 1, 2007, 11:41 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon would be happy to have Alex Rodriguez as a teammate.

"Personally, I would love to have him come on just so I don't have to pitch to him," Papelbon said Wednesday night on the "Late Show with David Letterman." "But, you know, I think the fans in Boston might think otherwise."

Rodriguez recently opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees and filed for free agency. Some think he could land with the Red Sox because Boston's third ...

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