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Papelbon still elite with move to Phillies

Updated: November 11, 2011, 6:04 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

The makeover continues for the Boston Red Sox -- widely regarded 2011 American League favorites -- as Jonathan Papelbon, their closer for the past six seasons, including for the 2007 World Series-winning campaign, officially won't be back for 2012.

Friday, he turned in his Red Sox uniform for that of the 2011 National League favorites, the Philadelphia Phillies. According to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, Papelbon agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies, pending ...

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