Disgraced (former) MLB slugger Manny Ramirez might be re-thinking his decision to leave the friendly confines of Taiwan after the Texas Rangers informed him of his release on Tuesday.
Manny left the Taiwanese EDA Rhinos in late June because he wanted to return to the MLB with the hope of a career revival of sorts. The Rangers signed him to a minor league deal with Triple-A Round Rock where he recently was banking on a call-up after the league suspended Nelson Cruz for 50 games for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug probe, reports Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.
But that never happened as the Rangers traded for White Sox outfielder Alex Rios instead.
“Based on our evaluation,” Rangers GM Jon Daniels said in a statement, “there was not a spot on the club for Manny at this time.”