ARLINGTON, Texas The way Texas general manager Jon Daniels looks at it, the club signing Manny Ramirez to a minor-league deal was a no-risk flier.
It's a risk the club is taking on one of the most productive right-handed bats in major-league history.
Texas agreed to terms with Ramirez on a deal Wednesday. Ramirez will report to the club's Triple A Round Rock Express Thursday and begin working out for a few days before he's activated.
Once he begins playing for the Express, there are no guarantees for Ramirez.
"Obviously with our history we like giving guys second chances," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We know on and off the field the good and the bad in Manny's career. We're inclined to give him an opportunity here. When it comes to playing for the Rangers, two things are critical to us. One obviously you have to be talented and productive and just as important, you've got to fit our winning culture here in Arlington and throughout our organization."
Once he gets ...