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Red Sox owner wants 'enlightened' salary cap

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Boston Red Sox owner John Henry isrenewing 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 mightagree. He did not give details.

Henry's call came Wednesday at spring training after the NewYork Yankees signed three free agents for a total of $423.5 millionduring the offseason. The Red Sox gave out much shorter and cheaperdeals.

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

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

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