Fireballer traded for Duckworth, two others

Updated: November 5, 2003, 12:16 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Billy Wagner questioned Houston ownership's commitment to winning. He won't have those problems with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The All-Star closer was traded Monday from the cost-cutting Astros to the Phillies for right-hander Brandon Duckworth, and minor league right-handers Taylor Buchholz and Ezequiel Astacio.

Wagner, a three-time All-Star, goes from one of baseball's best bullpens to among its worst. The Phillies converted just 33 saves in 51 opportunities as Jose ...

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