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Padres’ Attempts to Trade Wiggins Are Unsuccessful

Associated Press

Trade talks involving Alan Wiggins collapsed Saturday, leaving the playing future of the San Diego Padres’ second baseman in limbo.

“Everything’s dead. We didn’t make a deal,” Padre spokesman Bill Beck said shortly after the 5 p.m. PDT interleague trading deadline expired.

The Padres have been trying to deal Wiggins, who recently completed a second drug rehabilitation program and won medical clearance to resume his baseball career.

Despite the clearance, the Padres have publicly said that Wiggins will never again play for San Diego. It’s a position the Major League Players Assn. contends violates the 1984 Joint Drug Agreement reached between the union and the baseball owners.

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