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White Sox Awarded Claim For Manny Ramirez

The White Sox have been awarded the waiver claim on Manny Ramirez, according to multiple sources. Jayson Stark of ESPN first reported the news that the White Sox were awarded the claim. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated noted that the Rangers also made a claim on Ramirez, but since the White Sox had the worse record, they were awarded the claim, per MLB waiver rules.

The Dodgers have until Tuesday to work out a trade with the White Sox, or they could simply let Chicago pay the remainder of his salary, between $3.6 million and $4.04 million depending on the day of the transaction. Ramirez has a no-trade clause, however, and must approve any deal.

If Ramirez ends up with the White Sox, Chicago will have the last three outfielders signed to big contracts by the Dodgers, joining Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones, both of whom, like Manny, will be paid by the Dodgers for at least the next two seasons.