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Reports: Wagner nixes BoSox trade

Updated: August 25, 2009, 8:58 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

New York Mets reliever Billy Wagner will invoke his no-trade clause rather than accept a deal to the Boston Red Sox, according to multiple media reports.

Wagner, through his agent, Bean Stringfellow, told the Red Sox they had to guarantee they would decline his contract option for 2010 before he would approve a potential trade. Stringfellow also wanted the Red Sox to guarantee they won't offer Wagner salary arbitration this offseason, thus making him more attractive to potential suitors ...

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