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Jonathan Papelbon lands in Philly

Updated: November 14, 2011, 2:14 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- All that stands between Jonathan Papelbon and the richest contract in the history of relief pitching is a physical, and Papelbon arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday night in preparation for taking that physical Monday.

The Phillies announced they will introduce Papelbon as their new closer at a 5 p.m. ET news conference. Papelbon agreed Friday to a four-year, $50-million contract, sources say, that would make him the Phillies' new closer. But he said Sunday night it wasn't ...

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