Ramirez leaves Dodgers for White Sox on waiver deal

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Manny Ramirez's often turbulent relationship with the Los Angeles Dodgers finally ended Monday when he was shipped to the Chicago White Sox in a waiver deal.

The 12-time All-Star has been replaced on the active roster by right-handed pitcher Ramon Troncoso, who was recalled from Class AAA Albuquerque, the Dodgers said in a statement.

Ramirez, 38, joined the Dodgers in 2008 in a mid-season trade from the Boston Red Sox and gave his new team an immediate lift, hitting .396 with 17 homers in 53 games to lead them to the postseason.

He is expected to join the White Sox in Cleveland later Monday.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Steve Ginsburg)