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Manny Ramirez will not join the Athletics when eligible Wednesday

May 28, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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It turns out that Manny Ramirez will not join the Athletics when he’s eligible to return from his 50-game PED suspension on Wednesday.

The Athletics made the announcement earlier tonight, saying that Ramirez will “remain with Triple-A Sacramento for the time being and will be monitored on a day by day basis.” His 10-day rehab assignment is over, so he’ll be added to the River Cats’ regular roster once he is reinstated by MLB on Wednesday.

The decision is strictly performance-based, as Athletics assistant general manager David Forst told Jane Lee of MLB.com that Ramirez will join the big league club “just as soon as he is ready to contribute at the major league level.” Ramirez, who turns 40 on Wednesday, is batting .250 (8-for-32) with zero extra-base hits and a 7/3 K/BB ratio in nine games at the Triple-A level.

  1. smcgaels1997 - May 28, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Was at the River Cars game Saturday…he looked terrible yet Brandon Inge looked like. HOF’er

  2. spudatx - May 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    I saw him twice last week. He spent more time grabbing his crotch than concentrating on baseball. It was weird… and gross. We counted and average of 5 “adjustments” per pitch when he had finally made it to first base. No joke.

  3. jolt12 - May 29, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    “The decision is strictly performance-based”……….
    Manny being Manny, this is full permission and suggestion for ‘performance enhancement’.

  4. pisano - May 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    He’ll need a little more time for the “juice” to kick in.

  5. DonRSD - May 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    No juice = no career.
    Look how pathetic Manny & David Ortiz are now lol
    Talk about a huge drop off.

    • Jonny 5 - May 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM

      Uhhh, Ortiz is far from pathetic actually.

    • aodonne3 - May 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      Obviously haven’t been watching much baseball. Ortiz has been killing it.

  6. b7p19 - May 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Come on Manny!! We need you in MLB.

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