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Papelbon Thriving in His Own Realm

Jeremy Papelbon (PHOTO/SCOTT JONTES)

Everyone knows Jonathan Papelbon is an ace reliever for the Boston Red Sox. But his younger brother, Jeremy, is showing signs of developing into a solid reliever in the Florida State League.

Papelbon can remember very few streaks quite this impressive in his pitching career. Since the middle of June, the left-hander and Chicago Cubs pitching prospect has not allowed an earned run in the bullpen at Class High-A Daytona. In 34 games, he has a 3.34 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 23 walks in 56 2/3 innings. Opponents have batted .267 against Papelbon, a 19th-round Cubs draft pick in 2006. But... Recommended Stories

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