Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Manny Ramirez Still a Dodger, Makes Deal with Team

Manny Ramierz Signs with Dodgers
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

The Manny Ramirez saga is over. In what the LA Times has dubbed "The Great Compromise of 2009," a deal was reached today, confirmed by a a baseball source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. We're looking at a $45-million two-year contract that includes an opt-out clause that can be used after the first year. Ramirez, 37, will earn $25 million this year, making him the second highest paid player in the sport, and will get another $20 million if he chooses to stay through the second year.