BoSox Deal Ramirez as White Sox Land Griffey

Outfielders go noisily, quietly
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2008 4:17 PM CDT
BoSox Deal Ramirez as White Sox Land Griffey
Griffey waves to the crowd while being honored for his 600th career home run.   (AP Photo)

The Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez at the deadline today, shipping the disgruntled outfielder to the Dodgers in a three-way deal that sends outfielder Jason Bay from Pittsburgh to Boston, reports New England Sports Network. Earlier, Ken Griffey Jr. agreed to a trade from the Reds to the White Sox, boosting the odds that the 20-year veteran will finally play in a World Series, Fox Sports reports.

The Marlins were also in the race for Ramirez, the subject of escalating rumors as the deadline approached and his attitude steadily worsened. The Red Sox will pick up the $7 million remaining on his $20 million salary for this season, reports. The Pirates will receive reliever Craig Hansen and outfielder Brandon Moss from Boston as well as LA infielder Andy LaRoche and a minor league pitcher. (More Ken Griffey Jr. stories.)

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