Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon

Height/Weight: 6' 5"/225 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College: Mississippi State
Draft: 2003 4th round by the
  • Papelbon: MLB brought in FBI informants to deter players from gambling

    The Shohei Ohtani saga has taken the world by storm, as has sports gambling in recent years. With the legalization of sports betting and the growth of major sportsbooks, many are wondering if Ohtani or other players have bet on or against themselves. Former MLB closer Jonathan Papelbon told Rob Bradford of the Audacy original podcast “Baseball Isn't Boring” about the lengths the league goes to to dissuade players from gambling. “They brought some of the mob members in,” Papelbon said (13:00 in player above).