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Rays adding Manny and Damon

Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:26 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2011 10:28 pm
 
Manny Ramirez The Rays have shored up their designated hitter spot in a big way on Friday -- not only signing Johnny Damon as expected, but also Manny Ramirez, Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman tweets .

CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler reported earlier the Rays were close to signing Damon, 37. Damon hit .271/.355/.401 for the Tigers in 2010, but managed just eight home runs.

Ramirez hit .298/.408/.460 with the Dodgers and White Sox last season with nine homers, appearing in just 90 games.

With Ramirez in the fold, Damon will likely have to man the outfield some for the Rays and can also serve as a babysitter for his former Red Sox teammate.

UPDATE: Damon will get $5.25 million from the Rays, plus $750,000 in attendance bonuses. Ramirez will earn $2 million, Heyman tweets .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Rays adding Manny and Damon

Manny "hit nine homers in JUST 90 games"! Big deal. that translates into 16 in a full season. Anither example of a poor writer injecting himself into a lackluster story by making it seem more important than it is.



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Rays adding Manny and Damon

The Tampa Red-Devil Sox!



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Rays adding Manny and Damon

well that sucks, wanted Manny on the Jays....maybe he will implode the Rays!!!


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