Hanley Ramirez Traded to the Dodgers

Hanley Ramirez, the longtime Marlins’ star, has been traded to the Dodgers for rookie starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor league pitcher Scott McGough. The Dodgers also acquired left-handed reliever Randy Choate in the trade. According to the LA Times, it appears to have been a money thing for the struggling Marlins:

The Dodgers will be paying all of what remains on Ramirez’s contract. Ramirez, 28, is still owed about $6 million of his $15-million salary this year. He will earn $15.5 million next year and $16 million in 2014, the final year of his contract.

The paper also suggests that LA is in play for Ryan Dempster, who appears to be lukewarm about the idea of going to Atlanta. [Times]

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