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Manny Ramirez set to sign with Taiwanese team

Feb 26, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Two weeks ago reports had Manny Ramirez talking to a Taiwanese team because he couldn’t find any interested MLB teams and now Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes says it’s a done deal … with a catch.

According to Rojas he has “a verbal agreement” to sign with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional League, but the deal will only become official if Ramirez is unable to land an MLB job before March 7.

And since that’s not going to happen, it’s basically official. Rojas notes that top players in the CPL typically earn around $12,000 per month, so Ramirez obviously isn’t doing it for the money considering he’s made more than $200 million.

At age 40 he wants to keep playing and Ramirez hit well in the Dominican winter league, but no MLB teams would give him an opportunity.

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