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Manny Ramirez's baseball career may be over. The Texas Rangers released Manny from his minor league contract earlier today.

The 41-year-old Ramirez hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 30 games for Triple-A Round Rock after agreeing to a deal early last month. He hit all of the homers in the first eight games.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said, "Based on our evaluation, there was not a spot on the club for Manny at this time."

A scout with an American League team who saw Ramirez about three weeks ago said he showed “no bat speed” and no power.

The former Red Sox World Series MVP, 12-time All-Star and twice suspended PED offender is a .312 career hitter, and is 14th on the career home runs list with 555.

This is probably the end of Manny being Manny. He played earlier this year in Taiwan and could possibly return to Asia or latch on to an independent team in the U.S, but his MLB days are over.

Goodbye, Manny. It was fun:



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The Guru 8/13/2013 05:44:00 PM Edit
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