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Jocketty says it's 'a little bit premature' to discuss Griffey trade

Updated: May 7, 2008, 12:25 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Suggestions that the struggling Cincinnati Reds might trade outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. during the season are premature, general manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday without ruling out that it could happen.

The 38-year-old outfielder is in the final guaranteed year of his contract. The Reds have an option to keep him next year for $16.5 million, and could buy out the option for $4 million.

The club's poor start has sparked speculation that Griffey and others could be traded ...

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