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Ramirez says he has patched things up

From the Associated Press

Manny Ramirez said he patched things up with a Boston Red Sox employee he reportedly shoved to the floor during an argument, and the club said the matter is over.

The Providence Journal reported Monday that Ramirez pushed traveling secretary Jack McCormick in the visitors’ clubhouse Saturday in Houston after McCormick told Ramirez that he might not be able to come up with the 16 tickets the player requested for that night’s game.

“Whatever happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse,” Ramirez said Monday. “I talked to him and everything is fine. He’s going to continue being my friend. It’s over with.”

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Shawn Chacon was released by the Houston Astros, five days after a physical altercation with General Manager Ed Wade in the clubhouse.

Michael Weiner, the general counsel of the players’ association, said the union planned to file a grievance today. The union will claim the Astros improperly terminated the deal and that Chacon is owed the remaining $983,607 of his $2-million salary this year. The 30-year-old pitcher was suspended after shoving Wade to the floor before the Astros played Texas on Wednesday.


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