Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez said he was "misunderstood" on Thursday when it was reported he'd consider waiving his no-trade protectionfor the right deal, and on Friday he told reporters as much.
"I want to stay here and [general manager Jim Hendry] wants me here … If he doesn't want to trade me, he ain't gonna listen to offer."
As for if Ramirez would say no to a trade, well, he backed off the hard stance, "That has to happen first," he said. "After that happens, I'll see what's going on."
Ramirez said he talked to Hendry on Thursday to make sure the GM knew Ramirez preferred to stay in Chicago.@cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.