The Dodgers have agreed in principle on a two-year, $45 million deal to re-sign free agent left fielder Manny Ramirez, a baseball source said on Wednesday morning.
The deal was closed, pending a physical, at a meeting in Los Angeles attended by Ramirez, his agents Scott Boras and Mike Fiore, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, general manager Ned Colletti and manager Joe Torre, the latter duo both flying from Spring Training camp on Tuesday night for the session.
Given the way this offseason has gone, however, I won’t believe it until I see video of him working out with the team. Oh wait, this is the Dodgers, not the Braves. And of course, given that there’s an opt-out, a strong season from Ramirez would mean that we get to go through all of this again next season!