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Ramirez, Marlins announce $70 million deal at Orange Bowl site

Updated: May 17, 2008, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- A brand new ballpark. A star player with a long-term contract.

Times are changing for the Florida Marlins.

The Marlins formally announced the $70 million, six-year contract extension of shortstop Hanley Ramirez at the site of their future ballpark Saturday, a sign of stability for a team that has been repeatedly dismantled. The ballpark, plans for which are still being finalized, is expected to substantially increase revenue for a franchise with a history of ...

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