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A’s Lose Out To Dodgers In Bidding For Hanley Ramirez

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Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out by Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Miami Marlins during a game at Marlins Park on May 26, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Giants 5-3. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out by Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Miami Marlins during a game at Marlins Park on May 26, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Giants 5-3. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS Sports) – The A’s, as it turns out, were also in heavy on Hanley Ramirez before he was traded to the Dodgers. And, according to sources, the Marlins offered Oakland a sweet deal within the last few days, one in which the A’s would get Ramirez for a couple of minor-league players — and the Marlins would pay about half the remaining money on Ramirez’s contract.

The A’s held off making the deal, because of concerns about a hand injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Friday. In the meantime, the Dodgers came in and agreed to take Ramirez’s entire contract — all $40 million of it.

That’s great for the suddenly fire-selling Marlins. It’s awful for the suddenly competitive A’s.

Read the full story from CBS Sports.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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