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Phillies not interested in Manny

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  July 28, 2008 06:07 PM

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It doesn't look like Manny Ramirez will be wearing red pinstripes anytime soon.

According to a report by Jack Curry today in the New York Times Bats blog, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Pat Gillick has no interest in exploring a trade for the outspoken Sox slugger:

“At this point, there’s no interest [in Manny] on our part,” said Gillick, in a telephone interview. “We have no place to play the guy. ...

“Burrell has to play left field and I don’t think Ramirez has played right field in seven or eight years,” Gillick said.

The Mets and the Phillies are not interested in acquiring Ramirez, and the Red Sox do not want to trade him to an American League team because they do not want Ramirez to end up hurting them this season. It seems more and more probable that Ramirez will remain with the Red Sox for the rest of the season.

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