ManRam awarded to White Sox

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, Last Updated: 4:19 PM ET

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Monday that outfielder Manny Ramirez has been awarded to the Chicago White Sox through a waiver claim.

The Dominican native has been limited to 66 games for L.A. this season, batting .311 with eight homers and 40 RBI. He's spent three separate stints on the disabled list, two for a strained calf and one for a bad hamstring.

Since being acquired from Boston on July 31, 2008, the slugger has hit .322 with 44 homers and 156 RBI in 223 games and was a key figure in the Dodgers' back-to-back NLCS appearances in 2008-09.

Ramirez hit waivers last Wednesday with Los Angeles seemingly destined to sit out postseason play this season. However, that came in the midst of a three-game sweep of Milwaukee -- possibly complicating the decision to let Ramirez leave.

The 38-year-old's final contest in a Dodgers uniform on Sunday ended with his ejection as a pinch-hitter by home-plate umpire Gary Cederstrom for arguing a first-pitch strike. Colorado won the game, 10-5, and took two of three in the series.

Since the transaction was a simple waiver claim instead of being part of a trade, the White Sox now take on the responsibility of the remaining $3.5 million on Ramirez's contract.

To fill the vacant roster spot, the Dodgers recalled pitcher Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A Albuquerque. In two previous call-ups to the majors this season, he went 1-2 with a 4.85 earned-run average.

The White Sox transferred pitcher Jake Peavy from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Ramirez on the 40-man roster.


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