Manny Ramirez tops list of Dodgers’ largest creditors
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The Dodgers owe $21 million to former outfielder Manny Ramirez, making him the largest creditor listed in the team’s bankruptcy filing on Monday. Ramirez retired from the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this season after testing positive for a banned substance, so the Rays do not have to pay him. Ramirez completed his contract with the Dodgers, though, so they do have to pay him.
The 13 creditors owed more than $1 million all involve payments to players, including six payments to players no longer with the team (Kaz Ishii last played for the Dodgers in 2004 and Marquis Grissom last played in 2002) and one to a player who has yet to make the team (Zach Lee, the Dodgers’ first-round draft choice last year).
The million-dollar creditors:
1. Ramirez ($21 million)
2. Andruw Jones ($11 million)
3. Hiroki Kuroda ($4.5 million)
4. Rafael Furcal ($3.7 million)
5. Chicago White Sox ($3.5 million, for Juan Pierre)
6. Ted Lilly ($3.4 million)
7. Zach Lee ($3.4 million)
8. Kaz Ishii ($3.3 million)
9. Juan Uribe ($3.2 million)
10. Matt Guerrier ($3.1 million)
11. Juan Pierre ($3.05 million)
12. Marquis Grissom ($2.7 million)
13. Jon Garland ($1.2 million)
-- Bill Shaikin