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It's Official. Manny Goes to Chicago.

Manny Ramirez observing a moment of silence for former Dodger pitcher Jose Lima before the game against the Detroit Tigers on May 23, 2010. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
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The Dodgers have made it official via a press release. Manny Ramirez was sent to the Chicago White Sox in a straight waiver claim. The White Sox will take on the remaining $3.8 million left on Ramirez's contract, and the Dodgers receive nothing.

Ramirez, since being acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31, 2008, has a .322 batting average with 44 homers, 156 RBI and .580 slugging percentage in 223 games. He was suspended for 50 games in 2009 after being caught taking HCG, a female fertility drug and missed 58 games this season going on the disabled list three separate times.

In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers recalled right-handed relief pitcher Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A Albuquerque.

More on this later today from Dodger Stadium.