Manny Ramirez released by Texas Rangers
The Manny Ramirez comeback attempt has come to an end.
According to ESPN.com, the Texas Rangers released outfielder Ramirez on Tuesday. Ramirez was playing for Triple-A Round Rock.
“Based on our evaluation, there was not a spot on the club for Manny at this time,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.
Ramirez,41, played 30 games for Round Rock and was hitting .259 with three home runs and 13 runs batted in.The three home runs he hit came in his first six games and he only had six extra base hits. He was released so he could catch on with another team.
According to the Dallas Morning News, a scout from an American League team said Ramirez had no bat speed and no power.
Ramirez signed with the Rangers in July. He spent time in Taiwan earlier this year playing for the EDA Rhinos. He batted .352 with eight home runs for the Rhinos.
He spent 19 seasons in the MLB and ranks 14th all time on the career home run leaders with 555. Ramirez was a member of the Boston Red Sox when they won their first World Series title since 1918.