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Dodgers Offer Arbitration To Ramirez, Lowe And Blake

Club declines arbitration to remaining 11 free agents.

 

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have made some moves pertaining to
their long and prestigious list of free agents. Dodgers’ General Manager Ned Colletti
announced that the club offered salary arbitration to outfielder Many Ramirez, starting
pitcher Derek Lowe, and infielder Casey Blake.

 

The three players have until 9:00
p.m. on December 7 to accept the offer and doing so would ensure
their spot on the 2009 roster.

 

As “Type A” free agents, if Ramirez and Lowe do not accept
arbitration and choose to sign with another team, the Dodgers will receive two
draft picks apiece from that club. Blake, a “Type B” free agent, would net the
Dodgers a supplemental draft pick if he elects to sign elsewhere.

 

The Dodgers did not offer arbitration to the following free
agents: Joe Beimel, Gary Bennett, Rafael Furcal, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason
Johnson, Jeff Kent, Greg Maddux, Pablo Ozuna, Chan Ho Park, Brad Penny, and Mark
Sweeney.

 

This means that those players are free to sign with another
club.