go to MSN.com
Found February 26, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:

Via The Nosebleeds:

In yet another chapter of “One Of My Childhood Idols Agreeing To Play In A Foreign Country I Didn’t Even Know Had Sports,” former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez signed with the EDA Rhinos of the China Professional League in Taiwan.

Ramirez, 41, was hoping to be signed to an MLB roster this season but hasn’t found work in the league since being released by the Oakland Athletics last year and, according to Manny’s agent Barry Praver, no American League GMs are interested in bringing Manny aboard as a potential DH for 2013.

The terms of Ramirez’s contract with the Rhinos haven’t been made public, but information gathered by ESPNdeportes.com show that usually a good foreign player earns about $12,000 a month in Taiwan. Not exactly the riches Manny earned in the States now, is it?

It’s certainly not a surprise that nobody is willing to take a chance on Manny, despite his 555 home runs and a .996 career OPS. He’s never really been an athletic specimen and he’s only getting older, plus he comes with all his “Manny Being Manny” baggage and two past PED suspensions.

MLB teams still have until March 7 to extend a tryout for Ramirez but, let’s face it, that probably won’t happen. The last time we saw him get Major League action was with the Rays in 2011, when he went 1 for 17 before being slapped with his second suspension. I think it’s safe to say we won’t see him play here again, and that’s something that is a big blow to my childhood baseball memories.

More from The Nosebleeds:
2 Comments:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Former Boston Red Sox juicehead Manny Ramirez will play for the iconic EDA Rhinos in Taiwan

Garnering zero interest from any of the 30 Major League Baseball franchises, dimwitted juicehead Manny Ramirez has reportedly agreed to sign with the iconic EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan. Ramirez, a nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner, who amassed 555 homers, 2,574 hits and 1,831 RBI in 18 seasons, failed to impress scouts competing in the Dominican...

Manny正在 Manny

When he’s not falling peeing in the Green Monster or taking fertility drugs, Manny Ramirez hits baseballs. Some would say he’s one of the greatest players of all time. However even the greats eventually lose their ability to play in the majors, and we as fans all wish to remember them gracefully riding off into the sunset instead of swinging at pitches in the dirt. Manny has…decided...

Athletics' Grant Balfour ahead of schedule

The Oakland Athletics' will likely have their closer back sooner than expected.  Grant Balfour underwent arthroscopic knee surgery 12 days ago.  However, he was already back on the field throwing from flat ground.  The surgery was minor, but Balfour is still ahead of schedule in his recovery. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Balfour could start playing in Cactus League...

Chris Young Injury: Nothin more than a cramp

The Oakland Athletics got a scare yesterday when their center fielder had to leave the game.  Chris Young exited the game with what appeared to be an injury.  However, it was later confirmed that he was just experiencing some cramps. Casey Pratt of CSN Bay Area confirmed Young was pulled from the game because of cramping.  According to the A's manager Bob Melvin, Young...

Athletics 11, Padres 6

Dan Straily made his major league debut before making his Cactus League debut. In Oakland's case, that's not unusual. Jemile Weeks hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, Seth Smith later homered and the Athletics beat a split squad of San Diego Padres 11-6 on Wednesday. Weeks, Smith and Jed Lowrie each had two hits and drove in two runs. Smith homered in the second...

2013 Spring Training Game #5: Indians 14, Athletics 10

The Tribe are 5-0 and on a roll after they topped the Oakland Athletics (a much better nickname than the A's) 14-10 on Monday. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he looks back at this game and the best and worst performances of the day, all while working in references to Casey Coleman, Jackson Browne, the Cincinnati Reds, and THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

Looking for Daylight

Playing for his third team in three years, coming off a frightening leg injury, sixth-year infielder Jed Lowrie is battling for a spot on the Oakland infield.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders name Derek Carr starter for Week 1

The Matt Schaub era in Oakland may be over before it even started. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that second round rookie quarterback Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ Week 1 starter on Sunday against the New York Jets. Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 hour ago

Report: CFL team has reached out to Michael Sam

  Update: Ian Rapoport reports that the Montreal Alouettes have reached out to seventh-round pick DE Michael Sam about possibly signing with them, but there's currently no word regarding him playing in the CFL. Rapoport adds that the Alouettes hold the rights to Sam. St. Louis has already announced their practice squad signings and Sam is not among the players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago

Switch pitcher could see action in MLB

29-year-old New York Yankees minor leaguer Pat Venditte normally wouldn’t be a player worth noticing. He’s been in the minors for the past seven seasons after the Yankees selected him in the 45th round of the 2007 amateur draft.  On the surface, Venditte is nothing more than your non-prospect who has bounced around in small towns in an attempt to make it to the Majors. That’s...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via On-Base Talk
7 hours ago

Rob Gronkowski on Week 1 availability: 'I'm ready to go'

Rob Gronkowski ended all the speculation surrounding his Week 1 status with seven simple words. “I’m ready to go. I’ll be playing,” Gronkowski told reporters at Gillette Stadium on Monday. This means that the New England Patriots tight end will be on the field Sunday for the team’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Gronkowski had been slowly progressing throughout...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago

Blue Jays could look to trade Jose Bautista in the offseason?

The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to be a legitimate playoff contender this season, and they looked the part for the first half of the year before falling apart after the All-Star break. They currently are sitting at 69-67 and are 10 games behind the division-leading Baltimore Orioles, who have begun extending their lead in the AL East. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago

Japanese H.S. game goes 50 innings before winner decided

Hard to believe, but Mark Townsend of Yahoo Big League Stew reports that a high school “Rubber Baseball” game in Japan went a full 50 innings, or 5.6 full length games before being decided 3-0 (no scoring the first 49 innings).  The winner was Chukyo High School over Sotoku in the tournament semifinal game. Some of the stats are almost too much to be true.  According to Townsend...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 hours ago

Oakland Raiders fielding oldest roster in NFL

The Raiders spent the offseason loading up on a slew of veteran talent, a calculated effort to inflate their win total. To nobody's surprise, it's subsequently inflated the team's collective age. Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, doing some calculations following Saturday's final roster cutdowns, deduced that Oakland has the oldest roster in the NFL. The average age...
Via Helmet2Helmet
23 hours ago

Report: Sam clears waivers, can join an NFL practice squad

ST. LOUIS — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers. He shook hands with two reporters and accepted well...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago

Verlander, Upton targeted in nude photo cell phone hack

Alleged nude photos of Kate Upton and boyfriend Justin Verlander were leaked online Sunday as part of a massive celebrity photo leak. The alleged nude photos show the Detroit Tigers ace and supermodel girlfriend naked in a bathroom standing side-by-side in profile with the mirror. Upton, who has twice appeared on the cover of Sports […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.