Dodgers have acquired Hanley Ramirez

by Matthew on July 25, 2012

Scott Miller from reports the Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Hanley Ramirez and LHP Randy Choate from the Miami Marlins for RHP Eovadli and an unnamed minor leaguer.

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It is yet to be confirmed by either club, but it appears the deal has in fact gone down.

This is a huge move for LA,  as the shortstop has been questioned frequently about his work ethic and ability to be a good teammate. Nevertheless, there is no denying Ramirez is an elite hitter.

Two years ago, the Marlins star, slugged his way to a third straight All-Star game and another year of batting better than .300.

This season, the 2006 Rookie of the Year winner is batting just .246 this year—by far the lowest in his career. He does however have 14 homers, 14 stolen bases and 47 runs batted in, 11 more home runs than any Dodger third baseman has this season.

The Fish owe Ramirez $38.5 million over the next three years, so it will be interesting to see if there is any cash compensation sent to L.A. to help pay his contract.

More to come in the morning.

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