Which Red Sox reliever is your favorite?
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Papelbon, the current Red Sox closer, came up as a highly-touted starter back in 2005. In 2006, when the rotation was less of a problem than a shaky, broken-down Keith Foulke, the fiery Papelbon was given a chance to be Boston's closer and he hasn't yielded the job yet. He recorded the final out (by strikeout of course) to clinch the 2007 World Series championship when Boston defeated the Rockies. Papelbon has 188 saves, most in Red Sox history.
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