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Torre being protective of Manny

Updated: June 4, 2010, 10:00 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre scoffed at the suggestion Friday that left fielder Manny Ramirez will come up with a convenient injury sometime before the team's three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 18-20.

The suggestion, which came from a local newspaper columnist, was based on the assumption Ramirez will try to avoid the fanfare certain to accompany his first trip to Boston since the Red Sox traded the then-disgruntled star to ...

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