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When the Oakland Athletics released Manny Ramirez on Friday after just 17 minor league games, the next logical question became: Where does he go from here? The 40-year-old Ramirez, who broke into the majors in 1993, still wants to play, but does it make sense for any team to sign him at this point? Interested teams would have to deal with several risks. First, Ramirez has already violated MLB's drug policy twice. One more failed test, and he's looking at a lifetime ban. In addition, Ramirez hasn't seen extended action at the major league level since 2010, so it's fair...

A's release Manny Ramirez at his request

Manny Ramirez played 17 games at Class AAA Sacramento, and that was enough for him. Ramirez, whose 555 homers are the eighth most by a right-handed hitter in major league history, asked for and was granted his release by the Oakland A's on Friday. He had not homered during his minor league stint. He had been hitting better recently, however, batting .371 (13-for-35) with...

Unemployed juicehead Manny Ramirez is not a Baseball Hall of Fame player

Dimwitted juicehead Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after the Oakland Athletics compassionately released the mercurial slugger on Friday. After serving a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy for seemingly the 24th time last year, the … Continue reading →

Manny Ramirez Has Had Long, Strange Career with Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers and More (Photos)

Manny Ramirez's latest baseball comeback hit a hiccup Friday when he asked the Oakland Athletics for his release. Ramirez had been playing for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats after serving a suspension for drug use, but when it became clear that the A's were not going to promote Ramirez in the near future, the 40-year-old slugger requested to be released, in the hopes...

A’s release Manny Ramirez

The Oakland Athletics announced that Manny Ramirez has requested his outright release and the team has accommodated him. Ramirez will look to continue his career with another organization as he told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, ”The A's treated me amazingly during all this time, but sadly didn't have space for me and this is something I can't control. I'm...

A's call up Ross and Sogard, send down Scribner and Rosales

The Oakland A's recalled right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross and infielder Eric Sogard from Class AAA Sacramento and sent down right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner and infielder Adam Rosales to Sacramento, the team announced Saturday. The A's also sent first baseman Kila Ka'aihue to Sacramento and clearing waivers. Ross is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in four Class AAA starts and...

Manny Done Being Manny?

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A's 5-game win streak halted; Colon injured

The Oakland A's had their five-game winning streak halted in a 2-1 loss to the Padres in Oakland on Sunday, and the A's also may have lost pitcher Bartolo Colon, who left the game in the top of the third inning with a strained right oblique. Colon came off the mound to field Alexi Amarista's sacrifice bunt in the third inning. He threw wildly to first base, and the...

Phillies Acquire Outfielder Jason Pridie

The Phillies have made an acquisition today by signing outfielder Jason Pridie to the club. Pridie, 28, was immediately optioned to Triple-A Lehigh where he will try to make the big league club. Pridie hit .281 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 101 games last season for the Mets. Pridie elected free-agency at the end of last season and signed a minor-league deal with the Oakland...

Athletics 10, Padres 2

Brandon Moss homered in his fourth consecutive game, Travis Blackley earned his first victory in nearly eight years and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Friday night to extend their longest winning streak of the season. Moss's two-run shot off starter Randy Bass (2-7) capped a five-run first inning and marked the sixth time in nine games that the A'...
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