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Astros say Bagwell is too hurt to play this season

Updated: January 23, 2006, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros intend to file a health insurance claim on Jeff Bagwell's contract, arguing that the ailing four-time All-Star is too hurt to play this season.

Jeff Bagwell

First Base Houston AstrosProfile

2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

39 3 19 11 .358 .250

Bagwell is guaranteed about $17 million in 2006 regardless of whether he plays. But if he retires or deems himself unable to play, the ...

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