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Melancon trade muddles two bullpens

Updated: December 14, 2011, 5:27 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

For the past 30 days -- the exact number since the Boston Red Sox officially lost Jonathan Papelbon, their closer for the past six seasons, to free agency -- the identity of the Red Sox's 2012 closer has been in question.

Wednesday, the answer to that question might have been further clouded.

According to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, the Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon, the Houston Astros' closer the final five months of 2011, in exchange for infielder Jed Lowrie ...

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