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ESPN: Ramirez, Dodgers reach deal?

March 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers finally reached some common ground in their negotiations, a source close to the talks told ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas.After multiple failed attempts, Ramirez and the Dodgers agreed to general terms Tuesday on a two-year, $45 million deal, a source told Rojas. Another source told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark that obstacles still remain to completing the contract.

Agent Scott Boras told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that while he has been in daily contact with Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, no agreement has been reached.

"We are in discussions and we have no deal in place,'' Boras said.

Boras would not elaborate further on the status of the talks.

The Dodgers announced last week that Boras had declined the team's fourth offer to the star outfielder -- a one-year, $25 million contract with a $20 million player option for 2010.

The outfielder is expected to travel to Los Angeles on Tuesday night. If the deal goes through, Ramirez would report to the Dodgers' spring training camp in Arizona.


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