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
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

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.