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Billy Wagner’s 2009 salary is not covered by insurance, reports Ben Shpigel in the New York Times, meaning the team will be responsible for $10.5 million.

According to Shpigel, “That makes it extraordinarily unlikely that they will pursue a high-priced closer like Francisco Rodríguez of the Angels.”

thanks to Kenneth T for the link

Shpigel also reports on the state of Ramon Castro, while profiling Brian Stokes, who allowed a run last night for the first time in 10 appearances.

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