Dodger fans will get to hear the merengue walk-up songs at least for one more season at Chavez Ravine.

Manny Ramirez has agreed in principle with the Los Angeles Dodgers to a two-year deal worth $45 million. Pending a physical, the deal was confirmed the morning of March 4 after Ramirez, owner Frank McCourt, general manager Ned Colletti, manager Joe Torre and agent Scott Boras met for nearly an hour at Dodger Stadium.

Speculations of the deal were made Tuesday night, but both Boras and the Dodgers would not confirm the contract agreement. Ramirez, who has played for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox, will soon report to Spring Training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.

The signing of Ramirez solidifies the Dodgers as favorites to win the National League West Division and as legitimate contenders in the postseason, especially with their dangerous young nucleus of players.

Ramirez, 36, returns to Dodger Blue as an axiomatic future Hall of Famer. Through his career, Ramirez carries a .314 batting average with 527 home runs and 1,725 RBIs. He has collected 2,392 hits in his 16-year career.

When the Dodgers traded for Ramirez in 2008, he brought experience, charisma and an energetic personality to the field and the locker room. He finished the season with the Dodgers hitting a .396 batting average, 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 53 contests.

Indeed, his presence was felt. He was able to transcend his vigorous worth ethic to his teammates, which is what led the Dodgers to reach their first National League Championship Series in 20 years.

The four-month negotiation process ended as both parties agreed to the deal, which will make Ramirez $25 million richer for the following year and add $20 million if he decides to exercise his second campaign. The contract also includes a no-trade provision. Other details of the contract are still unknown, but it has been reported by that it includes deferred payments.

Ramirez flew in from Miami Tuesday night to attend the meeting Wednesday morning.

“I know how people treated me in L.A., and I want to thank them,” Ramirez told the Los Angeles Times.

But will Ramirez end his career as a Dodger?