The Rangers signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract in early July just to see if the former slugger had anything left in the tank. It was a no risk move and he put up good numbers (.352/.422/.555 with eight homers in 49 games) over in Taiwan so why not?
Now one month later it appears Ramirez's comeback attempt is on borrowed time. A few days ago Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the Rangers are not planning to call Manny up and are considering releasing him and giving the roster spot to someone else.
“The quality of at-bats has been okay” said GM Jon Daniels during a recent interview with a Dallas radio station. “Is he going to be able to handle Triple-A pitching? That's still up for debate."
Ramirez 41 is hitting .266/.333/.405 with three homers in 21 games for Triple-A Round Rock since signing with Texas all as the DH. Scott Coolbaugh the team's batting coach recently acknowledged Manny's bat speed is diminished and his usefulness to an MLB team is li...