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Dodgers to activate Manny, place him on waivers?

Aug 21, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Dodgers will activate outfielder Manny Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list before Saturday evening's game against the Reds and start him in left field. Of course, he might not be with Los Angeles for long...

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Dodgers will activate outfielder Manny Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list before Saturday evening’s game against the Reds and start him in left field.  Of course, he might not be with Los Angeles for long.

The Dodgers are expected to place him on waivers almost immediately, allowing interested teams to put in a claim.  If he makes it through to the contending clubs in the National League, a deal seems likely. 

Sure, Manny hasn’t posted the kind of high-slugging numbers that we’ve come to expect, but he’s a seasoned veteran when it comes to postseason play and he would make for a fine late-innings pinch-hitter on any playoff team.  His low numbers this season have more to do with a rash of injuries than anything.

The 38-year-old outfielder is batting .317/.409/.516 with eight homers and 39 RBI this season in 186 at-bats.  A right-handed batter, he has a .955 OPS against right-handed pitchers.

  1. alterity - Aug 21, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    ManRam bats right handed. Unless he switched when he went to the left coast.

  2. andrewlw - Aug 21, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Manny bats right handed.

  3. Drew Silva - Aug 21, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Thanks guys. Brain fart.

  4. tda - Aug 21, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    what the heck drew

  5. tda - Aug 21, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    ;-) oh drew

  6. Glenn - Aug 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Though having an off year, he seems to be a little over-qualified for a pinch hitting role with an OPS over .900. I wouldn’t hire him to be a chemistry teacher, though.

  7. JBerardi - Aug 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    A .955 OPS against right-handed pitchers in 186 ABs doesn’t really mean anything. Manny has always hit better against lefties.

  8. beezo - Aug 22, 2010 at 4:22 AM

    Any chance he passes through the NL and lands as a DH for an AL team? After all his injuries this season, is an NL team really gonna take a chance on him?

  9. walk - Aug 22, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    If i was a national league team thinking i was gonna be in the world series i would pick him up, If i was an american league team i would pick him up. Just be prepared for his antics.

  10. Mrsteve - Aug 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Bitch tits can’t hit the long ball anymore without his Roids. Him & Cushing were spotted crying together in the maternity ward since they have the same hormone levels as a pregnant woman.

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