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Sixty-five players file for free agency on first day

Updated: October 31, 2008, 12:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Manny Ramirez, Mark Teixeira and Ben Sheets wasted no time in filing for free agency.

The trio were among 65 players who filed on the first possible day. Thursday began a 15-day window in which approximately 180 players can become free agents.

Eligible players may file through Nov. 13, and teams can start negotiating money with players the following day.

A trio of pitchers -- Milwaukee's CC Sabathia, Toronto's A.J. Burnett and the Los Angeles Angels' Francisco Rodriguez ...

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