Manny Ramirez Returns to Boston for First Time Since Trade

BOSTON -- The dreadlocks are a little longer. The pants are a little baggier. The uniform number is a lot bigger than when Manny Ramirez played for the Red Sox.

Returning to Fenway Park for the first time since he was sent to Los Angeles at the 2008 trading deadline, the quirky slugger exchanged hugs with David Ortiz and other members of his former team before the Dodgers played the Red Sox on Friday night.

Ramirez was in the lineup at designated hitter, and Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he expected to keep him there for the three-game series.

Ramirez walked past a crowd of waiting reporters without stopping in the clubhouse before batting practice.