Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. downplayed speculation that pitchers Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon will be available before next month’s non-waiver trade deadline. Lee is is signed for two more years at $25 million per, plus a vesting option for 2016. Papelbon is signed for two more years at $13 million per, plus a vesting option for 2016 . . . Having ended his contract in Taiwan, former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez, says he will work out in the US and hopes to play again in the major leagues . . . Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter’s rehab is on hold after he injured his lower back in a bullpen session Sunday. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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