Brian Giles Will Stay in San Diego

A day after the Red Sox made a waiver claim on Brian Giles in an attempt to trade for him, it looks like nothing's going happen and Giles is going to stay home in San Diego for the time being. It's not entirely clear where the talks broke down, but since the Sox seemed interested in adding GIles, the Padres seemed interested in getting rid of his salary, and Giles has a limited no-trade clause that includes Boston as a team he can block a trade to, well, it's pretty easy to guess where to point the finger. From

"All I can tell you is that he was claimed but nothing came to fruition," Giles' agent, Joe Bick, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Bick said Giles wants to stay with the Padres and that being close to his daughters is a major factor. "He has a great commitment to those girls," Bick said.

If nothing else, the Sox managed to keep him from going to the Angels (who are not on his limited NTC list). They could probably still use a bat in case David Ortiz and/or Mike Lowell's injuries continue to nag, though finding one at this time of year can be difficult. Though there is this one guy who's left-handed, can DH, and I hear is looking for work ...

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