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Manny Ramirez filing for reinstatement from MLB’s retired list

Dec 4, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

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According to Jon Paul Morosi of, Manny Ramirez is filing for reinstatement from Major League Baseball’s voluntary retired list and plans to a join a team at some point during the 2012 season.

Manny retired from baseball in early-April of this year after receiving a 100-game suspension for a second positive test related to performance-enhancing drugs.

Had he never filed those retirement papers, he could have returned to the league in August and would have been all set for the opening of the 2012 campaign.

But, as such, the veteran slugger still needs to serve out half of his original 100-game punishment.

Ramirez made only 17 plate appearances for the Rays in 2011, but he batted .298/.409/.460 with nine home runs and 42 RBI in 90 games between the Dodgers and White Sox in 2010. The 39-year-old is likely to find multiple suitors next summer if his workouts are promising and he avoids more trouble.

Manny owns a superb .312/.411/.585 career batting line and is sitting on 555 career home runs.

  1. mdpickles - Dec 4, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    I had to check my calendar to make sure it was not indeed, April 1.

    • Glenn - Dec 4, 2011 at 4:11 PM

      With Manny, it’s always April 1st.

  2. brockw82 - Dec 4, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    As much as I don’t agree with what he did, the game is more interesting with him in it.

    • Old Gator - Dec 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM

      As an owner, maybe….muahahahahahahah….

  3. paul621 - Dec 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Why is the “serve half” line presented as fact here, but rumor in the link provided? Is it official either way?

  4. Kyle - Dec 4, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Manny really thought this one out well…

  5. materialman80 - Dec 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    He needs to stay retired

  6. sjsharksfan11 - Dec 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Please keep this clown out of the game…..

  7. dpeter11 - Dec 4, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Stay away Manny! You will just embarrass yourself if you come back.

  8. burm61 - Dec 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    I’m willing to bet the salary of his next contract that he is dead broke.

  9. Eternal Optimist - Dec 4, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    I’m trying really hard to care, but this is pretty much an non-event.

  10. tominma - Dec 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    What a jerk!! Let that 2 time cheater just go away. He has no value to any team–except perhaps as a comedian! But they have mascots for that. Hey!! What an idea…….. Mannie can be a mascot! A fitting end.

  11. thegurubrave - Dec 5, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    If nobody offered him a contract, that’s one hell of a bench bat!

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