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Boston owner John Henry renews salary cap call

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[February 19, 2009]  FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox owner John Henry is renewing his call for a baseball salary cap.

He says he thinks all owners would support an "enlightened" salary cap to improve competitive balance and that players might agree. He did not give details.

Henry's call came Wednesday at spring training after the New York Yankees signed three free agents for a total of $423.5 million during the offseason. The Red Sox gave out much shorter and cheaper deals.

Exactly five years earlier, Henry called for a salary cap when the Yankees obtained Alex Rodriguez in a trade with Texas after the Red Sox failed to complete a trade for him.

At that time, he advocated a cap to deal with a team that he said has far more resources than any other team.

[Associated Press; By HOWARD ULMAN]

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