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Manny Ramirez return to baseball? Ramirez hires an agent six months after failed comeback attempt with Texas Rangers minor league team [VIDEO]

Greg Archuleta
By Greg Archuleta (gregory.archuleta@comcast..net) @GeigaSr
on Feb 19, 2014 12:30 AM EST
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In the category of useless information, Manny Ramirez has hired an agent.

Hardballtalk.nbcsports.com posted a tweet from mlbtradrumors.com reporter Zach Links on Tuesday in which Links broke the story:

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"Manny Ramirez will now be represented by Alex Esteban of Miami Sports Management, according to a baseball source. #MLB"

Ramirez's baseball career appeared dead on arrival when he transferred from a Taiwanese league team to s six-week stint with Round Rock, the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate before being released.

The 41-year-old Ramirez really has nothing left to prove after a 21-year career that included 12 all-star seasons, an American League Rookie of the Year Award with the Cleveland Indians and two World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox.


Ramirez has 555 career home runs and is a career .312 hitter, but became something of a joke of his former self with two drug suspensions (in 2009 and 2011) and bouncing from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Chicago White Sox to the Tampa Bay Rays to the Oakland Athletics to the Texas Rangers from 2010-2013.

During the past three seasons, he has played a grand total of five Major League games.

Once, he was, perhaps, the most feared hitter in the game, but he'll have to make a huge impression on a team in a workout to have any chance of landing on a Major League roster in 2014, assuming that's why he hired a new agent.

Manny being Manny, however, begs the question whether anyone should assume he wants to return just because he's hired a new agent.

A Philly.com blog speculated that Ramirez might be able to latch onto a team, for the simple fact that Alex Rodriguez is suspended and sports reporters will need a new player to pick on.

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