Manny Ramirez's Taiwan adventures seem to have come to an end. The EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League have removed the former Red Sox slugger from their roster, according to the blog Manny Does Taiwan.
Manny signed a contract with the Rhinos that allowed him to opt out of the deal if an opportunity outside of Taiwan came along. It's rumored Manny is headed to Japan to play for the Chiba Lotte Marines. Ramirez, who was being paid around $25,000 per month to play in Taiwan, would make far more than that in Japan.
In 49 games with the Rhinos, Ramirez hit .352 with eight home runs. The Rhinos went from last place to near the top since Manny arrived. Manny also was good for business as attendance jumped a staggering 412%.
Here's one more "Manny being Manny" moment just for old times' sake.
Ramirez has been out of Major League Baseball since 2011 when he tested positive for PED's and was suspended 100 games. Manny could return to MLB if a team wanted to give the two-time World Series champion and three-time positive PED tester a shot, so to speak.