Red Sox closer Papelbon blasts Manny

Updated: March 12, 2009, 4:46 PM ET
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Jonathan Papelbon is apparently still unhappy with Manny Ramirez.

The Boston Red Sox closer calls Ramirez a "cancer" in the April issue of Esquire.

"It just takes one guy to bring an entire team down, and that's exactly what was happening," Papelbon said, according to the magazine. "Once we saw that, we weren't afraid to get rid of him. It's like cancer. That's what he was. Cancer. He had to go. It [stunk], but that was the only scenario that was going to work. That was it for us."

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