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|Tampa Cuts Deals with Damon, Ramirez
|UNDATED(AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez have agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. Damon gets $5.25 million and the chance to earn $750,000 in bonuses based on attendance. Ramirez gets $2 million.
Left-hander Tim Byrdak has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The 27-year-old was 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances for the Houston Astros last season.
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