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Jonathan Papelbon talks Boston exit

Updated: July 10, 2012, 10:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jonathan Papelbon has many fond memories of his days with the Boston Red Sox. But he realized his days in Boston were numbered when the Red Sox parted ways with longtime manager Terry Francona.

An All-Star in his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies, Papelbon spoke candidly about leaving the Red Sox as a free agent this past offseason, acknowledging that Francona's ouster played a large role in his decision.

"I'd say it closed the door," Papelbon said during Monday's ...

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