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.
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