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Evening Shade: Manny Ramirez knows end with Dodgers is near

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Spring training produces an avalanche of newsy tidbits. Most weekday evenings, we'll review some of the stories that accumulated during the day.

Manny Ramirez thinks he's done with Dodgers after 2010: Joe Torre is open to returning in 2011 so he can take Frank McCourt's money. His goofiest charge, however, reported to camp on Monday and said his dreads probably aren't in future Dodger budgets. That's probably just as well for Ramirez, who's destined for a DH spot until retirement. (Heck, he should be DHing somewhere this year.)

Carlos Beltran holds no ill will toward the Mets: He can't run yet, but the Mets center fielder says he's on schedule for a late April return after his mid-January knee surgery. As for his relationship with the Mets after their public tussle, Beltran says he's the type to forgive and forget.

Milton Bradley arrives in Arizona: You think DB and I are hitting a lot of spring training camps this year? Truth is we're just trying to get the full Milton Bradley(notes) exprience. The disgruntled one showed up to Mariners camp today for his sixth different spring training site in eight seasons. But hey, Milton is just trying to be happy.

Johnny Damon delivers self to Detroit: The Tigers were Damon's No. 1 choice all along, the outfielder says. Well, at least they were after he and Scott Boras priced themselves out of the Bronx and Brian Cashman's sudden coupon-clipping attitude.

Reds bring Jonny Gomes back: Lovers of mohawked Queen City lumberjacks rejoice! Our man Gomes has secured another gig in the Reds clubhouse.

Hank Aaron pays a visit to Braves camp: Hammerin' Hank was in Orlando on Monday and he says he's encouraged to see another young African-American star — super prospect Jason Heyward(notes) — rising through baseball's ranks.

Alfonso Soriano says left knee is 75-80 percent recovered: Yay?

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