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Source: Mets looking to unload Wagner

Updated: August 20, 2009, 12:47 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

If Billy Wagner's return to New York this weekend is nothing more than a glorified audition, the Mets are already pushing the paperwork that will enable them to trade him.

According to a major league source, the Mets placed Wagner on trade waivers Wednesday. That means those waivers would expire at 1 p.m. ET Friday, hours before Wagner is scheduled to be activated and make his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery.

It's unlikely Wagner would be claimed, because any team ...

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