Papelbon likely out for season, wants to start in '07

Updated: September 16, 2006, 12:41 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Jonathan Papelbon's outstanding rookie season likely is over -- and his days as Boston's closer might be, too.

Sidelined by a sore shoulder -- but not the torn labrum that he feared -- since Sept. 1, Papelbon said Friday he doesn't expect to pitch again this season, and he's already planning a switch to the starting rotation next year.

"I'm probably going to be done for the year right now, unless something crazy happens," Papelbon said. "I just think it's smart, ...

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