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Igawa deal fizzles as Yankees pull lefty off waivers

Updated: August 14, 2007, 5:37 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

There was no 24th-hour reversal in the talks between the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres.

The Yankees withdrew Kei Igawa from trade waivers before Tuesday's 2 p.m. ET deadline, ending conversations between the teams about a deal involving the left-handed pitcher.

The Padres were awarded the waiver claim to Igawa on Friday, and at that point, there were three possible resolutions -- the Yankees could have simply handed the pitcher (and what is left of his five-year, $20 ...

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