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Report: Sox Interested in Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner

According to a major league source through the Boston Globe, the Red Sox and Mets may be discussing a deal that would send veteran reliever Billy Wagner to the Sox. Wagner, 38, was placed on waivers Wednesday, and may have been claimed by the Red Sox. A Florida radio station reported that the Sox claimed Wagner off waivers, and if it’s true, the team may be looking to acquire him for a minor leaguer.

The lefthander has a no-trade clause in his contract, but will veto a deal if he’s on his way to a contender. He’s due to earn $3 million this year and has an $8 million club option for 2010.

Wagner pitched for the first time in more than a year on Thursday after recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Sox reportedly scouted him in his appearance with the Mets, and the one-time closer apparently hit 96 mph on the radar gun. He pitched one perfect inning with two strikeouts.

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  1. Report: Sox Interested in Billy Wagner: According to a major league source through the Boston Globe, the Red Sox.. http://bit.ly/17hWgE

    Posted by Sports of Boston | August 22, 2009, 3:30 am
  2. [...] Sox orginally claimed the 38-year-old lefthander off waivers on Friday, and had until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to work out a deal. In the end, despite all the drama [...]

    Posted by Billy Wagner Traded to Red Sox | Sports of Boston | August 25, 2009, 3:26 pm

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