Papelbon has been lights-out in the postseason over his career and is 12th all-time with 342 saves, and his acquisition late Tuesday showed general manager Mike Rizzo has his team’s best intentions on his mind.
Gruden quickly cast off last year’s 4-12 record, noting that the Redskins’ “standards are a lot higher” as they begin their second season under the coach and their third training camp in Richmond on Thursday.
The outside linebacker signed a five-year, $57.5 million contract with the Redskins on Wednesday that would keep him with the team through the 2020 season.
Led by Jordan Spieth, who turned 22 on Monday and has won two majors and finished in the top 10 four times this season, young golfers have made their mark on the PGA Tour this season.
There’s too much offensive talent for the Redskins to have another inept offense, and the additions of some new players and coaches, plus another year for Jay Gruden, should make things slightly more easy to take.
The Redskins went 4-12 last season, their first under Jay Gruden, but still have plenty of issues to correct even after an offseason overhaul led to a new general manager and the acquisition of several new starters.
Papelbon, 34, is 17-for-17 in save chances this season and, with 123 saves, owns the Phillies’ career record. The Nationals will ship out Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta and demote Drew Storen to a set-up role.
Woods will return to action this week at the Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia and acknowledged the struggles that cost him at the U.S. Open and British Open.
Brady will miss the first four games of the season after the commissioner, who served as the arbitrator in Brady’s appeal hearing, ruled that Brady “sought to hide evidence of his own participation” in altering footballs.
Werth and Zimmerman were activated from the disabled list on Tuesday night after lengthy stints and will be in the lineup for the Nationals’ game against the Marlins.
The PGA Tour golfer and Leesburg, Virginia native asked for the public’s help in locating his father, Willard Hurley Jr., who has been missing since he left home on July 19.
Fernandez stayed unbeaten in his home career, Dee Gordon’s standup triple led to him scoring the go-ahead run in his return to the lineup and the Marlins topped the Nationals, 4-1, on Tuesday night.