Wagner talks still alive

With just minutes remaining approaching a 1:30 p.m. deadline, a source familiar with the Red Sox pursuit of Billy Wagner said a short time ago that talks are still alive and that Wagner is now considering accepting a deal to Boston.

We hope to have continued updates on this over the next 45 minutes to an hour. The Red Sox waiver claim on Wagner will expire at 1:30 p.m. today. The same source has indicated that Wagner is now showing some desire to pitch in a pennant race rather than remain with the Mets because it could help his position on the free agent market.

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