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Mota fails physical, putting Crisp deal in jeopardy

Updated: January 25, 2006, 12:08 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- A deal that would send Cleveland Indians outfielder Coco Crisp to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Guillermo Mota and third base prospect Andy Marte was endangered when the right-handed reliever failed a physical in Cleveland.

 Mota

 Crisp

The uncertainty surrounding that trade also put in question a spinoff deal in which the Indians would send left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes to the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Jason Michaels.

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