BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 27: Relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Boston Red Sox thorws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the ninth inning of thier 8-7 win at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 27, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jonathan Papelbon Reportedly Agrees To Four Year, $50 Million Deal With Phillies

Closer Jonathan Papelbon has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sports Philadelphia.

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Report: Red Sox Never Made an Offer to Papelbon

Current Red Sox General Manager and replacement for the long-tenured Theo Epstein, told reporters on Friday that the Sox never made a formal offer to re-sign Papelbon.

Via Rob Bradford of WEEI:

"We never made an offer, or haven't made an offer to this point. I've had a lot of discussions with [Papelbon's agents] Sam and Seth [Levinson] about concepts," Cherington said. "To this point it's been clear where we see it, what we would be willing to do at this point in the offseason, given what our other needs are and given what we feel the alternatives are, is not something that matched up with what Pap was looking for. Because of that we haven't made a formal offer."

The former Red Sox closer reportedly reached and agreement with the Philadelphia Phillies for four years and 50 million dollars on Thursday. 

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