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Red Sox claim Billy Wagner off waivers

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The Red Sox put in a claim for Mets reliever Billy Wagner, giving the two sides till Tuesday to work out a trade.

The Red Sox have been monitoring Wagner's progress, and where in attendance to see Wagner pitch a perfect inning, striking out two. Reports from the game say he hit 96 on the radar gun.

A Major League source told the Globe that the Red Sox do hope to acquire Wagner, who has a 2.40 ERA over 15 major league seasons. 

Wagner is owed a little under 3 million dollar this season, with an 8 million dollar club option for 2010.