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Rangers have “no plans” to call up Manny Ramirez

Jul 16, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Manny Ramirez is 9-for-30 (.300) with three homers and a .964 OPS in nine games at Triple-A, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have “no plans to bring him to the big leagues after the All-Star game.”

Lance Berkman is expected back from the disabled list next week, at which point the Rangers will no longer have an immediate need at designated hitter. And they’d probably want Ramirez to hit well for more than 30 at-bats regardless of Berkman’s situation.

Ramirez, who signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers on July 3 and underwent a random drug test at Triple-A less than a week later, hit .352 in 49 games in Taiwan before returning to the United States.

  1. pisano - Jul 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    What a shock! why would they even sign this roid head, do they want him contaminating the players in the minors?

    • eightyraw - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      Last August, Yoenis Cespedes thanked Manny for the support and instruction he received during Spring Training. In his first few days with Round Rock, Manny noticed a flaw in Mike Olt’s swing and helped him correct it. What awful contamination!

    • coloradogolfcoupons - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Just because Manny is one of the few living brain donors is not a valid reason for this barrage. And he may bring a new way to cheat the system that will propel these Minor Leaguers into million dollar rock stars of MLB. Let’s see if the flaw in Olt’s swing that Manny ‘corrected’ is simply undetectable ‘joy juice’

      /’sound the sarcasm alarm

  2. agelardi - Jul 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Just Nolan being Nolan.

  3. kcroyal - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    How exactly is 9 for 30 .300?

    • sisisisisisisi - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      3 for 10 sounds better for you?

    • aceshigh11 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Umm…it IS exactly .300.

      9 / 30 = .3.

      Wow.

    • raysfan1 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Because 9 is 3/10 of 30. 9/30 = 3/10 = .3 = .300

    • itsacurse - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Going stupid is fine, but maybe be certain you’re right because you call someone else out for going stupid.

      • itsacurse - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        …as my typo there proves

    • kopy - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      It’s these damn sabermetrics.

      • nolanwiffle - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        ….or an indictment of the Kansas City public school system.

      • blacksables - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM

        I’m a product of that school system, so give me your best shot.

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      You need this little tiny thingee called a calculator, bro.

    • wfs266 - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      Wow

  4. sisisisisisisi - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    ”no plans” does not mean that it ain’t happening

    • geoknows - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Yeah, Nolan Ryan already said on his weekly radio show that he could be a consideration after the All Star break:

      http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/9480818/texas-rangers-president-nolan-ryan-says-manny-ramirez-consideration-call-break

      Sounds like Ryan and the rest of the team are on different pages – again.

      • eightyraw - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        How does this make it sound like they are on different pages? Nolan said he is worthy of consideration. Front office said there are no plans in place for his promotion. These are not contradictory in the least.

  5. alexandercartwright - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    He’s in Triple A not Double A as you’ve written

  6. oquintero99 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I thought the Round Rock Express are a Triple A team

  7. jimeejohnson - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Saw a show about up and coming places, and Round Rock, Texas is one of them. Still, Manny must miss the kind Chinese food in Taiwan. Ho-hum: pass the barbeque.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Round Rock is basically now a suburb of Austin, and not just a small town named after a rock in the middle of a river.

      Manny might move here. Everyone else seems to.

  8. humptyhump13 - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    As quick to talk shit about a guy I was wondering if you all could let me know how you all stay so perfect.? Go aheaf I’ll wait

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