A week before Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon lost his cool, he purchased a five-bedroom single-family home in Virginia. Washington Business Journal reported that Papelbon paid $2.9 million for the abode located in Belle Haven, which is bounded on the west by Richmond Highway, on the east by the Potomac River, and on the north by Old Town Alexandria.
The id-filled pitcher won't be making the commute to Nationals Park any time soon as he was suspended for the rest of the season after intentionally throwing at Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and after attacking teammate Bryce Harper. Papelbon is signed with the Nationals through 2016 and is set to earn $11 million next season.
· Suspended Nationals closer Papelbon pays $2.9 million for a D.C.-area home [Washington Business Journal]
· The unwritten rules of Jonathan Papelbon attacking Bryce Harper for not hustling [SBNation]
· Nationals suspend Jonathan Papelbon for rest of 2015 following fight with Bryce Harper [SBNation]