Acquired: Free Agent, 1 year/$2 million
2010 Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers/Chicago White Sox
Manny Ramirez has actually been a sort of journeyman lately, going from the Red Sox to the Dodgers to the White Sox in only two years. Many people forget that before his great success in Boston, Manny played eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians.
Ramirez joins a Tampa Bay Rays team that has dumped a ton of weight this offseason. The addition of Manny seems to be a last ditch effort to salvage ticket sales.
Last season, in only 90 games, Manny hit .298 with just 9 home runs 42 RBIs. After losing slugger Carlos Peña, Tampa hopes Manny can help fill the void.
Since he now plays for a Boston division rival, he’ll be travelling to Fenway more than a few times this year.