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Padres Nevin rejects trade to Orioles
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Padres first baseman Phil Nevin has rejected a trade to the Baltimore Orioles, saying he would rather remain in San Diego.
Nevin declined to waive a no-trade clause in his contract, scuppering a deal that would have sent him to Baltimore in exchange for Orioles pitcher Sidney Ponsonon. The clause prohibits the Padres from trading him to eight teams, including Baltimore, without his consent.
"It has nothing to do with Baltimore or the Orioles," Nevin's agent, Barry Axelrod, told The Baltimore Sun. "It has everything to do with what had been the ideal situation with Phil living in San Diego, playing in front of his family and friends."
The 34-year-old Nevin is building a home in the San Diego area, where he lives with his wife and three children.