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Jonathan Papelbon Won't Rejoin Red Sox Until Friday At The Earliest

The Red Sox will be without their closer for at least two more games.

Jonathan Papelbon, who has been on the bereavement/family medical emergency list since Monday, won't rejoin the club until Friday at the earliest, in Boston.

The Red Sox open a three-game interleague series with the Phillies Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

In his absence last night, Daniel Bard served as the team's closer and pitched the ninth for his second save this season.  

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