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Source: Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies

Updated: November 12, 2011, 10:51 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jonathan Papelbon is closing the book on his tenure with the Boston Red Sox.

Papelbon, the Red Sox right-hander who has anchored their bullpen for six years, including the 2007 World Series championship season, has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies pending a physical, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com senior writer Jayson Stark on Friday.

The deal includes a vesting option that could take it beyond $60 million ...

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