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Trade Deadline: Red Sox wanted clause to protect against Rich Harden’s health

07.31.11 at 12:23 pm ET
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According to multiple reports, the Red Sox asked the Athletics for a clause built into the deal for Rich Harden contingent on the pitcher’s health. Oakland refused to accept such a deal, which could have potentially eliminated the player to be named later and left it with just first baseman Lars Anderson in the trade.

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