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Giles exercises veto of Boston deal, will remain with Padres

Updated: August 9, 2008, 4:33 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

San Diego Padres right fielder Brian Giles officially exercised his veto power and blocked a waiver deal Friday that would have sent him to the Boston Red Sox.

Giles, 37, was claimed on waivers by the Red Sox, and Boston and San Diego had 48 hours to make a deal. But the Red Sox are one of eight teams listed in the limited no-trade provision in his contract, and Giles had the right to veto the deal.

It is not unusual for older players such as Giles to turn down such deals. ...

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