Manny in talks with Taiwan team?

Manny Ramirez, once one of the most feared hitters in the sport, is in talks to play for the EDA Rhinos of the Taiwanese professional baseball league, a major league source told

Ramirez had a .795 OPS for Aguilas during the 2012-2013 Dominican Winter League regular season. He played in Taiwan during exhibitions with the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2010 season.

Ramirez, who has been suspended twice for performance-enhancing drug use, has not played in the majors since a five-game stint with Tampa Bay at the beginning of the 2011 season. In 2012, he batted .302 with no home runs in 17 games with Triple-A Sacramento in the Oakland Athletics’ organization.

Ramirez, 40, was regarded as a certain Hall of Famer before the steroid suspensions hastened the end of his major league career. He has 555 career home runs.