After Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon choked out his teammate Bryce Harper in the team’s dugout during a game last September, it seemed certain that he wouldn’t be on the team in 2016. And yet, despite putting his hands around the Nationals’ best player, Papelbon’s still on the roster and part of the club’s plans. The fact that he’s owed $11 million this season might be why he didn’t go anywhere, but because of the circumstances, he did his best to repair the relationship.
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