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Red Sox close to acquiring catcher Javy Lopez

Updated: August 4, 2006, 9:27 AM ET
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Looking for help at catcher following the injury to captain Jason Varitek, the Red Sox are close to acquiring veteran Javy Lopez from the Baltimore Orioles, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reports.

ESPN Radio in Boston reported the deal is set, but Olney reported that the deal is not yet done. However, talks are moving forward and a deal could be in place as soon as Friday, according to Olney.

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