Manny Back in LA for 2 Years, $45M

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2009 1:02 PM CST
Manny Ramirez.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Manny Ramirez will be back with the Los Angeles Dodgers for at least a year after contentious contract negotiations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 37-year-old slugger, pending a physical, will sign a $45 million contract for 2 years, with an opt-out clause after the first year and a $25 million payout. “I know how people treated me in LA,” Ramirez said. “And I want to thank them.” The deal includes a no-trade clause.