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Papelbon files grievance against Nationals over unpaid suspension

Papelbon files grievance against Nationals over unpaid suspension

Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon filed a grievance against the organization shortly after he received a team-issued unpaid suspension for his role in a dugout fight with star outfielder Bryce Harper in September, according to a person familiar with the situation. The grievance was first reported by Boston radio station WEEI. A hearing for the case is expected to take place before the start of the 2016 season. Acquired by the Nationals before the July 31 trade deadline, Papelbon was suspended four games without pay after he grabbed Harper by the throat Sept. 27. The team-issued suspension cost him about $284,000 of his $13 million 2015 salary....

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