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Braves Ink Wagner

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Free agent reliever Billy Wagner and the Atlanta
Braves have reached agreement on a one-year contract that includes
a club option for 2011.

The 38-year-old left-hander missed most of last season following
elbow ligament replacement surgery in Sept. of 2008. He returned to
the New York Mets on Aug. 20 and was traded to Boston five days
later.

Wagner was 1-and-1 with a 1.98 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 13 2-3
innings for the Red Sox, who will receive two extra picks in June's
amateur draft as compensation.

Wagner is sixth on the career list with 385 saves.


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