Jonathan Papelbon's season is officially over.
"The behavior exhibited by Papelbon yesterday is not acceptable," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said in a press release. "That is not at all in line with the way our players are expected to conduct themselves, and the Nationals organization will not tolerate it in any way."
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With seven games remaining on Washington's schedule, the suspensions rule Papelbon out for the rest of the season.
Manager Matt Williams told reporters that Papelbon likely won't join the club on its final road trip and that the pitcher's status for next season will be addressed at a later date.
"It's important for us to come together and not have this define us as a team," Williams said.
Since being acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies, the 34-year-old Papelbon owns a 3.04 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP, while converting seven-of-nine save opportunities.