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|AP Source: Ramirez Expected to Join White Sox
|CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to sending Manny Ramirez to the Chicago White Sox.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details were still being worked out, expects the deal to be completed on Monday, but whether it's a trade or waiver claim is still to be determined.
The White Sox are hoping Ramirez will be energized by a change of scenery and can give them a lift similar to the one he provided for Los Angeles when he was acquired by the Dodgers in 2008.
The 38-year-old Ramirez is batting .311 this season with eight homers and 40 RBIs, but has played in just 66 games due to injuries.
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