- Also Known As:
- Cinco, Cinco Ocho
- Date of Birth:
- November 23, 1980
- 6' 4"
Jonathan Papelbon (born Jonathan Robert Papelbon on November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American professional baseball player. Jonathan spent his childhood in Baton Rouge, but later moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended high school and earned high acclaim as a pitcher for his baseball team. He committed to play ball for Mississippi State, achieving a winning record during his three years of relief pitching for the Bulldogs. After being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2003, he made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2005. Jonathan had a successful run with the team, earning a spot in four consecutive All-Star Games and throwing the game-winning strikeout to clinch the 2007 World Series championship. Jonathan signed to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011 and played for them until 2015, when he was traded to the Washington Nationals. Raised with two brothers, Jonathan is very competitive by nature, which has given him a reputation for being a hot head. On September 27, 2015, Jonathan attacked his own Nationals teammate, Bryce Harper, in the dugout during a game against his former Phillies squad. He received a four-game suspension from the Nationals for his altercation with Bryce, ending the 2015 season for him.
Best Known For:
Jonathan Papelbon is best known for being a professional baseball player who served as an ace relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox from 2005-2011. He pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2012 until mid-2015 and now relief pitches for the Washington Nationals. He’s also known for being super competitive and having a bit of a temper.
Jonathan met his wife, Ashley Jefferies, while attending college at Mississippi State. The two were married in November 2005 and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Parker Alice, on December 27, 2008. The couple also have a son, Gunner Robert, who was born on April 17, 2010. Their family resides in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jonathan is a big fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team and enjoys attending games in the baseball offseason.