Giles-to-Boston trade falls through
A possible trade to send Brian Giles from San Diego to Boston fell through Friday, and the Padres outfielder said he was upset that details of the talks became public.
Giles was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Wednesday, and the teams had 48 hours to complete a deal.
Giles had to consent to be traded, and the Red Sox were one of eight teams on his no-trade list. He wouldn’t say who killed the deal -- several reports said he refused to give his consent.
Catcher Paul Lo Duca and the Florida Marlins agreed to terms on a minor league deal. Lo Duca, waived by the Washington Nationals after the trading deadline on July 31, will report to triple-A Albuquerque.. . . . The Cincinnati Reds have hired former Seattle and Angels general manager Bill Bavasi as a special assistant.