The Texas Rangers Found Their Manny

Manny Ramirez is a different type of dude. The baggy jeans, the bat-smelling and the in-game bathroom breaks. He's left his last three clubs during the season, but he's a talented hitter and the Texas Rangers were in the market for a bat. As long as he's producing ribbies, it's all good in the Arlington neighborhood.

Via CBS Sports:

The Rangers signed Lance Berkman to be their primary DH this year, but the 37-year-old has battled nagging knee problems after missing most of the last year due to knee surgery. He is hitting .263/.362/.392 (102 OPS+) with six home runs in 64 games this year. Texas could slide Berkman to first base and put Manny at DH, however. It's very unlikely either would be asked to play the outfield at this point in their careers.

In 49 games with the Rhinos, Ramirez hit .352/.422/.555 with eight home runs and more walks (23) than strikeouts (21) in 206 plate appearances. He has not played in MLB since 2011, when he appeared in five games with the Rays before being suspended 100 games for a second failed drug test. The suspension was cut in half after he sat out the remainder of the season.

He has to play DH, otherwise this is what you're getting in the outfield.


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