Texas Rangers Dump Manny Ramirez

The Texas Rangers have decided to cut Manny Ramirez, the 41-year-old who has been trying to revive his Major League Baseball career.

Ramirez played in 30 games for the team’s Triple-A Round Rock, but the organization released him on Tuesday. His batting average was .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs. All of his homers came in the first eight games.

“Based on our evaluation, there was not a spot on the club for Manny at this time,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.

Back in 2009, Ramirez was suspended for 50 games for doping while playing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He later retired when he was hit with a 100-game ban for a second positive test while playing with Tampa Bay. He suspension was reduced to 50-games after he brokered a deal with the MLB.

Ramirez won two World Series with Boston and was a 12-time All-Star while in the majors. He is a .312 career hitter and is 14th on the career home runs list with 555.

Reports say that Ramirez will explore other options.

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