Manny takes physical, completes deal

Updated: March 5, 2009, 12:16 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The winter of discontent in Mannywood is over.

Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers officially agreed Wednesday on a $45 million, two-year contract that keeps him with the NL West champions. The slugger can void the second season of the deal and again become a free agent.

The stalemate was broken during a 6 a.m. meeting that brought the sides face-to-face at owner Frank McCourt's Malibu home. The gathering came after weeks of protracted negotiations that led to ...

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