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3/13/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: Manny Ramirez, last released by the Texas Rangers, is still looking to swing a bat for a living, according to a FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal report.
Insight: Once one of the most feared hitters in the league, Manny will be 42-years-old in May and probably won't find any takers at the major league level. His days of helping your fantasy lineup are over.
 
8/13/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: After hitting .259 with three homers in 30 games with Triple-A Round Rock, Manny Ramirez has been released by the Texas Rangers, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.
Insight: Ramirez signed a minor league contract on July 3, but the team didn't seem to have any plans of calling him up.
 
7/29/2013 4:56:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers still have no plans to call up Manny Ramirez.
Insight: They haven't changed their stance from two weeks ago. Ramirez signed a minor league contract on July 3 and has hit .269 with three homers in 18 games with Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers reportedly will decide this week if they will keep the 41-year-old in their system.
 
7/16/2013 5:03:00 PM
Description: According to MLB.com, the Rangers have no plans to call up Manny Ramirez.
Insight: Ramirez will remain at Triple-A Round Rock following the All-Star break. He has hit .300 with three home runs and a .964 OPS in 30 at-bats with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate.
 
7/3/2013 4:43:00 PM
Description: According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers will sign Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract.
Insight: Ramirez, who hit .352 with eight homers and 43 RBI in 49 games with the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan, will report to Triple-A Round Rock. The former slugger hasn't played in the big leagues since 2011 with Tampa Bay, when he played five games and went 1-for-17 before retiring following a positive test for elevated testosterone levels. He signed a minor league deal with the Athletics last year but asked for his release in June.
 
6/19/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: Manny Ramirez is hoping to return to the major leagues. SOURCE: Jon Paul Morosi, Fox Sports
Insight: Keep dreaming, Manny. Ramirez has spent the last three months playing with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional League. His numbers have been good (.352, 8 HR, 43 RBI) but obviously playing in Taiwan is much different than playing in the major leagues. We'd he shocked if anyone's interested.
 
3/10/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN.com, former Red Sox and Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez will play for the EDA Rhinos in the China Professional League.
Insight: Once considered a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame, Ramirez's career has been derailed by steroid use and inconsistency over the past few seasons. At age 40, Manny's big league career is most likely over. Ramirez has produced 555 HR in 2,302 MLB games for five different teams.
 
6/15/2012 9:47:00 PM
Description: The Athletics have released outfielder/designated hitter Manny Ramirez.
Insight: First Vladimir Guerrero by Toronto gets released and now Ramirez. It hasn't been a good week for aging potential Hall of Famers. Ramirez hit .302 in 17 games with Triple-A Sacramento, but he had zero homers and just three doubles. Due to his past baggage, he may have a difficult time catching on with another team.
 
6/10/2012 9:42:00 AM
Description: Manny Ramirez's suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs ended nearly two weeks ago, but he still doesn't appear any closer to being promoted to the major leagues.
Insight: In 13 games at Triple-A Sacramento, Ramirez is hitting just .225 and has shown little power (no homers in 47 at bats). At age 39, Ramirez just doesn't have the look of a major league hitter anymore. Even if he does turn things around and get promoted to Oakland, he's unlikely to have much success in the A's pitcher-friendly home ballpark.
 
5/27/2012 4:18:00 PM
Description: A's manager Bob Melvin doesn't expect Manny Ramirez to be activated on Wednesday when he becomes eligible to return from his 50-game suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs.
Insight: Ramirez has struggled so far during his stint in Triple-A and will need a few more games under his belt at that level before he's ready for the big leagues. Expect Ramirez to return in early June.
 
5/20/2012 4:07:00 PM
Description: Manny Ramirez went 0-4 with three strikeouts in his first game playing with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats Saturday night in Albuquerque.
Insight: Ramirez had an awful game and he is sitting out Sunday's game with a sore wrist so the early returns aren't looking good for the 12-time All-Star. He'll have a handful of games to figure it out down in Triple-A before his suspension ends on May 30th and Ramirez is called back up to the major leagues.
 
5/15/2012 8:35:00 PM
Description: Manny Ramirez will begin playing for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on Sunday. Ramirez, who is currently serving a 50-game suspension for his use of performance enhancing drugs, is aiming to return to the big leagues May 30th against the Twins.
Insight: Ramirez hit .167 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs in seven spring training games this March. That stat line doesn't exactly scream "fantasy star" but who knows. Maybe the 39-year-old still has a little bit left in the tank. Ramirez batted .298 with 9 HRs and 42 RBIs in 2010, his last full season in the majors.
 
2/10/2012 2:05:00 PM
Description: The Oakland A's watched Ramirez work out last week and are one of the team interested in signing him.
Insight: Given his age (39), how rusty Ramirez would be after not playing since April 6th, the cavernous Coliseum in Oakland and the fact that he will first have to sit out a suspension for PED, Ramirez has very little fantasy value this season. Baltimore and Toronto are also said to have some interest.
 
4/8/2011 3:29:00 PM
Description: Rays OF Manny Ramirez has retired so he will not have to face a second penalty related to the use of performance enhancing drugs. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: There is no need to own Ramirez in any format now. From a fantasy perspective, the Rays' roster is a mess right now and Matt Joyce, even though he is struggling, could now get a longer opportunity to stay in the Rays' lineup.
 
4/2/2011 5:51:00 AM
Description: For one night at least, the duo of Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez didn't spark the Rays offense. Both players went 0-for-4 and Evan Longoria, who was hitting in between them, went 0-for-4 too.
Insight: Don't expect to see those players go 0-for-12 very often. We still expect plenty of offensive production from the trio.
 
2/28/2011 4:36:00 PM
Description: The Tampa Bay Rays might just be the smartest team in baseball with how they stock pile draft picks and seem to win with a lot less budget than the big market teams. They may be even smarter for signing Damon and Ramirez within days of each other to bring their championship experience and chemistry to Tampa. Manny Ramirez went 2 for 2 today and Damon also added an RBI.
Insight: Manny could be a good value late in drafts as someone to fill your DH or utility spot in your lineup. The DH role will likely be a big help in keeping him healthy and in the lineup.
 
1/31/2011 8:37:00 AM
Description: Manny Ramirez said that he has been working out hard this off-season and is in terrific shape. SOURCE: TAMPABAY.COM
Insight: Don't write off Ramirez yet. He won't have to play the field this year and could be an excellent source of production in the middle of Tampa Bay's lineup. 20+ homers and 80+ RBIs with a solid batting average is certainly possible.
 
1/16/2011 7:16:00 AM
Description: Manny Ramirez is on the verge of signing with the Angels. SOURCE: TORONTO STAR
Insight: He will replace Hideki Matsui as their DH and there is no reason that he can't hit well enough to be useful in all leagues. Don't look for elite numbers, but 20 homers and batting average around .290 are attainable.
 
1/6/2011 4:54:00 PM
Description: The Rays have shown some interest in Manny Ramirez. SOURCE: ENRIQUE ROJAS
Insight: Letting him DH would give them a chance to recoup some of the offensive power they lost with Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena. It would be one of the best landing spots for his value.
 
12/24/2010 9:10:00 AM
Description: The Yankees have had discussions about signing Manny Ramirez. SOURCE: FANHOUSE
Insight: We aren't going to treat this one too seriously yet. There are always plenty of rumors about the Yankees and about Manny so when you combine the two of them there is an opportunity to make something of nothing.