Rangers claim Ramirez but another team gets him
The Rangers put in a waiver claim on Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez but lost him to another team. An industry source said it was the White Sox.
The Rangers were pushing hard for Ramirez as a right-handed bat and it once again shows that the new ownership group headed by Chuck Greenberg is willing to spend money aggressively in pursuit of a World Series title.
The Dodgers put Ramirez on waivers earlier this week. Any team with a worse record than the Rangers has a priority when it comes to claiming him. The White Sox are below the Rangers and have priority.
The Dodgers can either work out a trade, let the claiming team pick up Ramirez’s $4 million salary or they can pull him back. They have until Tuesday.
The Rangers were willing to take on that salary but did not have the priority claim