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The Phillies have been in contact with the Padres, but team insiders say it's a long shot that a...

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The Phillies have been in contact with the Padres, but team insiders say it's a long shot that a deal would be struck between the two clubs. The $63 million remaining on Peavy's contract is a big hurdle. About $8 million of that is due over the rest of this season, and the Phils' payroll is already $133 million, up $30 million from last year's World Series championship season.

On Baseball: For Phillies, hurdles to a Peavy deal | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/31/2009