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Amaro: Close on Halladay deal

PHILADELPHIA - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says he's hopeful the trade to acquire Roy Halladay from Toronto and send Cliff Lee to Seattle can be completed Wednesday but talks may extend into Thursday.

Amaro declined to speak specifically about Halladay. He says negotiations have been complex because of the number of players and teams involved.

Toronto would send Halladay and $6 million to the Phillies for three minor leaguers: catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right-hander Kyle Drabek and outfielder Michael Taylor.

Halladay would receive a $60 million, three-year contract extension through 2013, a deal that would include a 2014 option.


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