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?