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A's, Manny Ramirez have deal

Updated: February 21, 2012, 12:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Manny Ramirez has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Athletics. The team announced the minor league deal Monday.

Ramirez is expected to report to spring training by Friday.

The deal is worth about $500,000. Ramirez is obligated to serve a 50-game suspension without pay before beginning play for the A's due to violating baseball's drug policy for the second time. With no rainouts, the first game Ramirez would be eligible to play is on his 40th birthday -- May 30 at Minnesota. ...

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