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Manny Ramirez homered on his first pitch of the Dominican winter league season.
Thousands of cheering fans stood and cheered as Ramirez came to bat in the bright yellow jersey of the Eagles, a team from the northern region of Cibao. Ramirez then drove his first pitch over the right-field fence.
The Eagles went on to lose Wednesday night's game 3-2 to the Escogido Lions.
Ramirez had last played in his Dominican Republic nearly 20 years ago. He served his second 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy last year, then was released from his minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics. in June without making it back to the big leagues.
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Will Manny Ramirez attempt a return to the majors?
While we do not know the answer to that question yet we do know that Ramirez is playing in winter ball which means he has some interest in playing baseball.
Ramirez attempted to make it back to the major leagues last season with the Oakland Athletics but despite hitting .308 at Triple-A he was unable to hit for any power, finishing...
Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings - at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
Melvin said Wednesday he is happy the right-hander will return to the club next year after his 2012 season ended with a 50-game suspension Aug. 22 for testing positive for testosterone.
Colon received a $3 million, one-year contract Nov...
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is ready for a normal offseason after being medically cleared this week to resume his regular routine, less than three months after being struck in the head by a line drive and undergoing emergency brain surgery.
McCarthy, a free agent right-hander who was Oakland's opening-day starter, spent Monday and Tuesday undergoing extensive evaluations by renowned...
OAKLAND, Calif. — Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is ready for a normal offseason after being medically cleared this week to resume his regular routine, less than three months after being struck in the head by a line drive and undergoing emergency brain surgery.
“Everything’s good,” McCarthy said by telephone Thursday. “This last month I have taken the rest part very seriously...
The Athletics hold no ill will against Bartolo Colon.
Colon’s 2012 season ended prematurely –– and in the middle of the pennant race –– when he received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone. Despite the stain, Oakland skipper Bob Melvin said the club will embrace his return, according to the Washington Post.
“He’s gone through his penalty,” Melvin...
The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.
The deal was announced Friday.
Ross was 2-11 with a 6.50 ERA in five stays with the A's last season. The 25-year-old made 13 starts during his first four stints and later had five relief appearances...
Earlier today, Brandon McCarthy had the following tweet to Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan.
@hanrahan52 in Pitt and just mentioned to a cop that I knew you and now the mayor’s here giving me the key to the city?!?
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 14, 2012
McCarthy mentioning that he was in Pittsburgh sparked the instant speculation that he might be on the Pirates’...
The Oakland A's have continued their work reshaping their roster for 2013, announcing on Friday their second trade of the offseason. Chris Biderman analyzes the deal, which sends Oakland native Tyson Ross to San Diego, inside...
The San Diego Padres obtained right-hander Tyson Ross and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones from the Oakland Athletics on Friday in exchange for left-hander Andrew Werner and infielder Andy Parrino. Ross was limited by injuries to 73 1/3 innings for the A's in 2012 and posted a 2-11 record with a 6.50 ERA. The other three players in the deal are prospects.
Amongst the first group of free agents who have signed, oddly enough, are two players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and suspended by MLB for 50 games during the 2012 season. Bartolo Colon re-signed with the Oakland Athletics for 1 year and $3 million. Melky Cabrera, banished from a San Francisco Giants team that ended up winning the World Series, signed...