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Mike Rizzo

Nats suspend closer Papelbon 4 games for fight with Harper

Bryce Harper is not quite sure what he could have done differently to avoid the dugout fight with teammate Jonathan Papelbon that resulted in the Washington Nationals suspending the closer for four games without pay. "If you're in a bar or if you're in the dugout or if you're anywhere," Harper said Monday, a day after his scrap with Papelbon, "if someone grabs your neck, your first reaction is to do what I did, I guess." Harper, a leading NL MVP contender, also indicated he would be OK with Papelbon returning to the Nationals in 2016. The reliever has an $11 million guaranteed contract for next season. "If 'Paps' can help us win a World...