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Dodgers Make Manny Another Offer, Hope Phone Rings

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With Spring Training underway, the Dodgers have made Manny Ramirez another offer to return for the 2009 baseball season, reports the Los Angeles Times. The latest offer is $25 million dollars for one year with a player option for a second year for $20 million dollars.

The 2010 player option is the only significant difference between the current offer on the table and the Dodgers' previous offer of one year for $25 million in early February. The previous offer had been swiftly rejected. An offer of two years for $45 million last winter also was rejected, as was an Election Day offer of two years and a club option year for a total of $60 million.

According to the unnamed source for the Los Angeles Times, the second-year player option came at the request of Ramirez's agent, Scott Boras.

The Dodgers are waiting to hear back from Boras.

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