Jul 7, 2013; Round Rock, TX, USA; Round Rock Express designated hitter Manny Ramirez (99) heads to first on a single off the first pitch in the bottom of the second inning against the Omaha Storm Chasers at the Dell Diamond. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Manny Ramirez To Get Possible MLB Start After All-Star Break

Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan said on his weekly radio show, ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, that Manny Ramirez could be called up to play after the All-Star break. Ramirez has been playing pretty well so far for the Rangers Triple-A team, Round Rock. He’s posted three home runs in just eight games, and is 6-1 with 2 home runs in his last three games for the Express.

From an article on ESPNDallas.com,

Ryan said on Fitzsimmons & Durrett on Monday that when the Rangers start looking around for a right-handed bat, ‘You have to take him into consideration.’

Along with the possibility of bringing Ramirez to the roster, the Texas Rangers are also seriously interested in Cubs pitcher Matt Garza.  On his radio show, Nolan Ryan also addressed the idea of bringing Garza to the organization.

If Chicago actually made him available, you’d have to have a certain amount of interest.

With the Rangers 2 games out of the lead in the AL West, and 9 games ahead of the third place Angels, putting Ramirez in the line up couldn’t really hurt the team. He seems to still have some ability, albeit may not be as good as it was in his prime. He might be the one factor that could push them to the top of the division, who knows?

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  • Amber

    The Rangers had better take a long hard look at more than Manny’s batting average. He’s known for having a bad attitude, refusing to play if he doesn’t get his own way, and having a disruptive, demoralizing influence on the rest of the team. And those are his good qualities. Not to mention that he’s been suspended a number of times for using banned substances. Do the Rangers really need that kind of grief for the sake of a few hits? Surely there’s someone else out there that can do the job without the trouble.

  • Stan Gillespie

    Manny is a winner. He led Red Sox to two world series and then nearly did the same with Los Angeles. If Manny plays don’t be surprised to see the Rangers win the West….Fear da MANRAM.