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Manny Ramirez | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/30/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs president Theo Epstein hasn't ruled out Manny Ramirez for the team's assistant hitting coach job.
Ramirez served as a player-coach at Triple-A Iowa this season, batting .222/.273/.375 with three home runs and 10 RBI over 24 games. He wants to play winter ball this offseason, so it looks like he hasn't given up on his playing career. He'll turn 43 next May. Sep 30 - 1:48 PM

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Cubs signed OF Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract.

Ramirez will work out at the team's spring training complex for a while before reporting to Triple-A Iowa as a player-coach. The soon-to-be 42-year-old will not be considered for a promotion to the major league club with the Cubs, though he could be allowed to leave if he finds a big league gig elsewhere. "While Manny is not and will not be a fit on the Cubs major league roster, we do think at this stage of his life he's a nice fit as a mentor for some of the young talented hitters we have in the organization," president Theo Epstein said in a statement.
May 25 - 12:09 PM

Zach Links of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that Manny Ramirez is receiving interest from "several" major league teams.

There have been reports that he could catch on with an independent league team, but Links says Manny is only considering a minor league deal or signing with a Japanese club. Slated to turn 42 next month, Ramirez spent last year in China and briefly at Triple-A with the Rangers before being released.
Apr 18 - 1:59 PM

Manny Ramirez told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that he is still hoping to continue his playing career.

Ramirez posted a weak .698 OPS in 30 games last season for the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate and will turn 42 years old this May, but he is on a CrossFit program and claiming to be in vastly-improved physical shape. "Nobody is going to hit like when they were 25, 27 or 30 when they're 41 years old," Manny told Rosenthal. "I don't care how good you are. It's not going to happen. But you can contribute in other ways."
Source: FOX Sports
Mar 13 - 12:04 PM

According to Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors, Manny Ramirez has switched agents and is now represented by Alex Esteban of Miami Sports Management.

Ramirez, previously represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro, still has interest in continuing his playing career. He turns 42 years old in May and underwhelmed in 30 games with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate last year, so it's hard to envision an MLB team seeing him worth the hassle at this point.
Feb 17 - 5:36 PM

Manny Ramirez's agent, Barry Praver, said Monday that his client still hopes to continue his playing career.

Ramirez was released by the Rangers in August after batting just .259/.328/.370 with three home runs in 30 games at Triple-A Round Rock. Praver said he is staying in shape and open to opportunities in MLB and Japan. He turns 42 years old next May.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 05:39:00 PM

Rangers released DH Manny Ramirez.

Manny was batting just .259/.328/.370 with three home runs in 30 games at Triple-A Round Rock and the Rangers saw no reason to keep stringing him along. The 41-year-old will presumably try to latch on with a new organization.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 04:28:00 PM

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have no plans to call up Manny Ramirez.

Wilson writes that Texas "will likely decide this week if they will keep the veteran slugger in the system" any longer. Ramirez, 41, has batted .269/.347/.418 with three home runs and 10 RBI over his first 18 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock. He signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on July 3.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 01:32:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com hears that the Rangers aren't planning to call up Manny Ramirez after the All-Star break.

Ramirez is hitting .300 (9-for-30) with three home runs and six RBI over eight games with Triple-A Round Rock, which has led to some speculation that a promotion could be just around the corner, but the Rangers have no immediate plans to call him up. Of course, that could change if he keeps producing.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Manny Ramirez has already undergone one "random" drug test since reporting to Triple-A Round Rock.

And he's only been there since Sunday. Manny has been busted for performance-enhancing drugs twice in his major league career so he carries a big target on his back. He's 3-for-12 with a homer and three RBI so far with Round Rock and could become a realistic option for the Rangers at some point after the All-Star break.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Manny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, a walk, and two runs scored Tuesday in his third game with Triple-A Round Rock.

Ramirez went 1-for-6 with a walk and a strikeout over his first two games with the Rangers' Triple affiliate, so Tuesday was his best game yet. While it's a positive sign, he'll need to have a few more games like this one before the Rangers consider calling him up. There's no reason to stash him outside of AL-only fantasy leagues right now.
Source: MiLB.com
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 08:39:00 AM

Manny Ramirez singled and walked in three at-bats Sunday in his first game at Triple-A Round Rock.

Sporting shortened dreadlocks with a touch of gray, Ramirez played nearly eight full innings and the Round Rock Express wound up defeating the Royals' Triple-A affiliate from Omaha, Nebraska by a score of 4-0. Manny will have to hit pretty well on the farm before the Rangers consider adding him to their major league roster. He's not worth stashing outside of AL-only fantasy formats.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 09:03:00 AM

Manny Ramirez is expected to make his debut with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

Ramirez agreed on a minor league deal with the Rangers earlier this week and has been working out the team's Triple-A affiliate over the past couple of days. The 41-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 and didn't show much power in a small sample with the A's Triple-A affiliate last season, but the Rangers want to see if there's still something left in the tank. We're not expecting much, but he should be picked up in AL-only leagues just in case.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 05:09:00 PM

Rangers signed DH Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News says Manny will report to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. Ramirez, who turned 41 years old in May, batted .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 49 games this spring with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional League. He returned to the United States on June 21 in search of a spot with a major league team and it took him less than two weeks to find one. His power could play pretty well in Texas, making him a decent speculative add in some deeper mixed fantasy leagues and all AL-only formats.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Manny Ramirez's agent, Barry Praver, told FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi Wednesday that his client would like to return to Major League Baseball.

Ramirez has been taken off the roster of the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League after batting .352/.422/.555 with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 206 plate appearances. There's been speculation that the 41-year-old could go to Japan, but his first choice would surely be to return to the states. Whether anyone would have interest in him remains to be seen.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 08:14:00 PM

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