From the Boston Red Sox Mailbag —
If I recall, the Red Sox drafted at least one Papelbon, if not two of them. How are they doing and do either of them have a chance of playing with the Red Sox?
— Paul J., Brewer, Maine
Yes, the Red Sox drafted Josh Papelbon in the 2006 Draft. A submarine pitcher, Josh is pitching at Class A Lancaster this season and posted a 4.26 ERA over his first 27 outings.
The third Papelbon brother — left-hander Jeremy — was taken by the Cubs in that same draft. Jeremy is in Class A Daytona of the Florida State League, and has solid numbers this season. It’s hard to say at this early juncture if either of those Papelbons will join their big brother in the Majors.