Ramirez to return to Dodgers next season

BY foxsports • November 7, 2009

Manny Ramirez exercised his $20 million contract option for 2010 on Friday and will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

His agent Scott Boras informed general manager Ned Colletti of the decision, which Ramirez had until this month to make.

He could have exercised an out clause in the two-year, $45 million deal he signed in March.

Ramirez hit .290 with 19 home runs and 63 RBIs in 104 regular season games. He missed 50 games while suspended for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy.

In the National League Division Series against St. Louis, Ramirez batted .308 with no homers and two RBI. Against Philadelphia in the NL Championship Series, he hit .263 with one homer and two RBI.

Ramirez was traded to the Dodgers from Boston in July 2008.