Manny Ramirez is one step closer to making it back to the majors. His career has already made for quite the story and it’s not over yet.
Ramirez, who signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, will make his debut with the Triple-A Round Rock Express on Sunday. He will be in the lineup as the DH.
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The former Indians slugger arrived in Texas on Thursday and told reporters he’s in a good place in his life and has learned from his mistakes. Ramirez is optimistic that he can make it back to the big leagues, referencing 41-year old Raul Ibanez and Jason Giambi, 42, as measures for comparison.
Ramirez will receive the league minimum salary, prorated, which he will donate to his church and local charities.