Nationals acquired RHP Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations from the Phillies in exchange for RHP Nick Pivetta.
According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, a trade sending Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals has been "agreed upon."
Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Nationals are "at the finish line" on a trade for Jonathan Papelbon.
According to Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post, the Nationals are nearing a deal for Jonathan Papelbon.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com hears that Jonathan Papelbon or his agents are talking to the Nationals about a potential trade.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com hears from a baseball source with knowledge of the situation that Jonathan Papelbon "will be traded" by Friday's deadline.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "making progress" on acquiring Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies.
Jonathan Papelbon has indicated that he won't approve any trade unless he will be the closer on the team he's dealt to.
Jonathan Papelbon earned a win against the Rays on Wednesday thanks to two innings of scoreless ball.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Phillies don't have "any traction" for a trade of Jonathan Papelbon.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 341st career save with a perfect ninth inning as the Phillies won 5-3 against the Rays on Monday.
Jonathan Papelbon said at All-Star Media Day on Tuesday that he wants to be traded by the Phillies.
Jonathan Papelbon reiterated Monday that he would like to be traded to a contender.
Jonathan Papelbon kept the Nationals off the board in the ninth inning to earn his 14th save as the Phillies won the second game of Sunday's doubleheader 8-5.