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OF Manny Ramirez was reportedly traded to the Dodgers right at the trade deadline, with Jason Bay coming to the Red Sox as part of the deal.
The $20 million option for 2009 for Ramirez has been officially dropped and apparently the Red Sox will pay the rest of Manny’s contract this season. Nick Cafardo has reported some (not all) details with the deal.
Dodgers Get: OF Manny Ramirez from Red Sox
Red Sox Get: OF Jason Bay from Pirates
Pirates Get: 3B Andy LaRoche and P Bryan Morris from LA, OF Brandon Moss and RP Craig Hansen from Red Sox
Of course, this means that Jason Bay will NOT be going to the Rays as originally reported.
Gordon Edes and Nick Cafardo first confirmed the deal on NESN, which was then reaffirmed by SI.com.
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