Manny Ramirez headed to the White Sox
Manny Ramirez will be sent to the Chicago White Sox on a waiver deal Monday, according to a baseball source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The Dodgers aren't expected to get any players in return, but are likely to unburden themselves of the $4 million or so that Ramirez is due to earn over the remainder of his two-year, $45-million contract.
In his last game for the Dodgers, Ramirez pinch hit against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning with the bases loaded. He was ejected from the game after only one pitch as he argued that the called strike was a ball.
The White Sox were awarded the waiver claim for Ramirez on Friday, which gave them until Tuesday to negotiate a deal for the slugging outfielder. The Dodgers had the right to negotiate a trade, keep Ramirez or simply let him be acquired by Chicago, which would then be responsible for paying off his salary this season.
-- Dylan Hernandez
Photo: Manny Ramirez watches a fly ball while batting against the Padres. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times