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Astros request waivers for Chacon's unconditional release

Updated: June 27, 2008, 11:50 AM ET
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HOUSTON -- Shawn Chacon was put on waivers Thursday by the Houston Astros, a day after he got into a physical altercation with general manager Ed Wade.

If another team doesn't claim Chacon by Monday, the Astros say they will release the pitcher and terminate his contract for cause, which would set off a confrontation with the players' association over the nearly $1 million that would remain on Chacon's deal.

"Based on the information we have to date, we believe the Astros' response ...

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