Manny deadline approaching

July, 30, 2008
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.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »



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