Dodgers confirm that Manny Ramirez rejected their offer
Within an hour of Times columnist T.J. Simers' breaking the news late Monday night that Manny Ramirez rejected the Dodgers' one-year, $25-million offer, club spokesman Josh Rawitch confirmed the development and spread the word in an e-mail to the team's beat writers.
"Hey guys," Rawitch wrote, "just a quick confirmation that Scott Boras and Ned spoke tonight and that Scott rejected the Dodgers' offer."
Boras, of course, is Ramirez's agent. "Ned" is Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.
Visit latimes.com/sports for the latest developments in the Dodgers' negotiations with Ramirez.
-- Dylan Hernandez
Photo: Manny Ramirez breaks into his familiar home-run trot during a game against the San Francisco Giants last season. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times