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Manny Gets Offer To Play In Can-Am League

The Worcester Tornadoes offered Manny Ramirez a two-year, $24,000 contract this week.

The deal would pay Ramirez $3,000 per month during the season; he earned $110,000 a day last season.

Via Los Angeles Times


Manny: No One Wants To Sign Me

Albert Pujols is encouraging the St. Louis Cardinals to sign Manny Ramirez.

The Cardinals slugger, who won his second NL MVP award in November, acknowledged the team might not have enough money to land the free-agent outfielder.

"I speak with Manny every three days and he tells me, 'Man, no one wants to sign me,' Pujols said Thursday during a news conference. "I'm not an agent or general manager, but I can't understand how Manny has not signed."

Pujols passed along Ramirez's telephone number to St. Louis manager Tony La Russa.

"Maybe St. Louis doesn't have the money to sign him, but he could give them a discount because St. Louis is a great city that supports its players,'' Pujols said.

Via SI.com


Torre Told Dodgers Not To Touch A-Rod

Multiple sources have told ESPN's Jayson Stark that when Alex Rodriguez was a free agent last offseason, Joe Torre advised the Dodgers not to touch him.

Via ESPN


Dunn Doesn't Want To Sign Until Manny Does

An official of one team that has had contact with Adam Dunn's agents says Dunn is "definitely" waiting to see what happens with Manny Ramirez because the Dodgers are his preferred destination.

That's not a good development for the Nationals, who have made no secret of their interest in Dunn.

Via ESPN


Texas, Cardinals And Dodgers Showing Most Interest In Benson

The Dodgers, Rangers, and Cardinals, sources say, are showing the most consistent interest in Benson, according to a major-league source. Benson, 34, underwent rotator-cuff surgery in March 2007 and last pitched in the majors in 2006.

An executive from a club with interest in Benson said he looks only "so-so," in his throwing sessions. "Better than expected," the exec said, "but not great."

Via FoxSports


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