Texas Rangers release Manny Ramirez

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

Why the Texas Rangers signed Manny Ramirez (outside of increasing minor league ticket sales), I’m not sure. With one of the more talented farm systems in the majors, there was never much of a chance Ramirez would see time on the senior circuit. Now he certainly wont.

According to Jeff Wilson, the Rangers cut Ramirez earlier today:

Manny Ramirez released from #Rangers.

Ramirez, who had been absolutely destroying any pitch he saw overseas didn’t have that success transfer back stateside as he hit a paltry .259 in 30 minor league games. There was some of Ramirez’s prototypical power shown as he did club three home runs in just over 100 at-bat’s, but that’s not going to get it done in the hitter friendly PCL.

ManRam did spend some time in the Oakland Athletics farm system last year and hit well, though, it was a relatively small sample size.

Now 41, it’s likely Ramirez has had his last taste of any professional ball (at least from a MILB/MLB standpoint).

Topics: Manny Ramirez, Texas Rangers

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