Source: Manny, Dodgers near deal
By Enrique RojasESPNdeportes.comArchive
ORLANDO, Florida -- Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers finally reached some common ground in their negotiations, according to a source close to the talks.
After multiple failed attempts, Ramirez and the Dodgers agreed to general terms Tuesday on a two-year, $45 million deal. A source told ESPN.com that obstacles still remain to completing the contract.
Agent Scott Boras didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
The Dodgers announced last week that Boras had declined the team's fourth offer to the star outfielder -- a one-year, $25 million contract with a $20 million player option for 2010.
The outfielder is expected to travel to Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Ramirez would then report to the Dodgers' spring training camp in Arizona.
Enrique Rojas is a reporter for ESPNdeportes.com. Information from ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick contributed to this report.