Manny Ramirez is back. The Rangers have signed Ramirez to a minor league contract and is expected to work out with his Triple-A team before being activated to play. Manny is said to make $500,000 prorated in the majors. Unfortunately, he was asked to cut his long dreads, which he agreed to do.
The baseball veteran left the EDA Rhinos of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League because he was partly homesick and was looking to make a comeback. With the Rangers being an American League team, Ramirez will most likely DH when he gets called up to the Rangers due to his old age and lack of speed. If you can remember, the Rangers signed Lance Berkman to be their DH, but Berkman, 37, has been aggravated with knee problems and has suffered this year. If anything, the Rangers can move Berkman to first base to put Manny in the lineup. Ramirez is going to work his butt off to show he can still play a little.
- Manny Ramirez signs a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Rangers Sign Manny Ramirez To One-Year Minor League Deal (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Manny Ramirez signs minor-league deal with Texas Rangers (espn.go.com)