LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The market for come-backing closer Eric Gagne is heating up, and word is Gagne could be signed by the end of the week.
Smack in the middle of it are the Red Sox. The Sox currently have the best opportunity for Gagne, who would be their closer. The Indians could also be in the same boat, also in need of a closer, but Sox dollars could trump the Indians.
Among those in on Gagne are Texas, Toronto, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gagne, who had back surgery, has just recently begun to throw. While Gagne was originally going to take part in a workout for some teams, that's been scrapped because of the intense interest in him.
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The sides remain far apart, with nine days to go before the deadline.