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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Manny deadline approaching

The deadline to trade Manny Ramirez is essentially 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. As a 10-5 guy (10 years in the majors, five years with the same team), Ramirez has the right to veto any deal. If he waives a trade to a team, he must sign the paperwork 24 hours prior to the deal. So at the least, Ramirez will have to officially waive his no-trade rights to teams he would be willing to go to by 4 p.m. ET today.

It is possible Ramirez already has signed away his no-trade rights to certain teams, but it is unknown whether he has done so.