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AP Source: Dodgers, Pirates discussing Wilson deal

Updated: December 4, 2008, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Dodgers have been involved in extensive talks this week about acquiring longtime Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson, with one hang-up being his $7.25 million salary for next season, a person familiar with the talks said Thursday.

Los Angeles apparently wants the Pirates to pick up a substantial share of Wilson's salary, a problem because Pittsburgh has little organizational depth at shortstop and has no prospect ready to take his place, said the person, who spoke ...

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