Manny Ramirez is deciding between the A’s, Jays and O’s

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No word if he’ll consider teams with longer names, but Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Manny Ramirez is deciding between offers from the Blue Jays, Orioles or Athletics.

Presumably they’re all minor league deals. And, of course, he has to serve a 50-game suspension at the beginning of the season, so the overall outlay for the privilege of putting Manny Ramirez on your roster will be pretty tiny.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.

The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.

Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.

The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.

Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.