Found July 16, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Despite performing well with the team’s Triple-A affiliate, dimwitted juicehead Manny Ramirez will not become a Texas Ranger immediately after the All-Star break. Inking a minor league deal on July 3, the 41-year-old Ramirez is batting .300 with three homers and six RBI over eight games with Triple-A Round Rock. A nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner who amassed 555 dingers, 2,574 hits and 1,831 RBI over 18 seasons, the 6-foot, 225 pound Dominican-American can still produce at the plate. With Texas sitting at 54-41 and battling the Oakland Athletics for supremacy in the American League West, the Rangers were wise … Continue reading →

Report: Manny Ramirez Won’t Join Texas After All-Star Break, Not in Rangers’ Imminent Plans

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Rangers may call up Manny Ramirez

Get ready for it.  The once revered, not reviled, Manny Ramirez could soon get a call-up from the Texas Rangers.  Texas signed Ramirez to a minor league deal after he had success playing overseas.  Ramirez has twice tested positive for banned substances leading to his exile and overseas play.  But now he's back, and he's dangerously close to donning a Major League uniform...

Rangers not planning on calling up Manny Ramirez

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Joe Nathan gets unexpected save

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