The Chicago White Sox on Friday were awarded the waiver claim on Manny Ramirez, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.
From Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks to MVPs and LVPs to some of the stranger moments on the diamond, we look back at the first half of the 2009 season.
Two days after Manny Ramirez rejected the Dodgers' one-year, $25-million contract offer, Ramirez's agent, Scott Boras, talked with Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti on Wednesday.
Boston and Texas are tantalizingly close to pulling the trigger on one of the biggest deals in baseball history.
With no clear-cut choice and a dozen or more candidates, the AL MVP race couldn't be more wide open.