Stros injury claim on Bagwell rejected

HOUSTON (AP) — An insurance claim filed by the Houston Astros to recoup more than $15 million owed to injured first baseman Jeff Bagwell has been denied.

The National League champions filed the claim in January to recoup about $15.6 million of the $17 million Bagwell is guaranteed this season in the final year of his contract, arguing he is too hurt to play because of a chronically injured right shoulder.

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