On Friday night, it was reported that Manny Ramirez will continue his career with the Tampa Bay Rays, along with former teammate Johnny Damon. Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman broke the news via Twitter:
#rays agree to terms with both damon and manny
manny, damon deals with tampa #rays only subject to physical. #doubleplay
These are two very high-profile acquisitions for the Rays, who just last month watched slugger Carlos Pena walk away in free agency. Statistically, Ramirez is one of the greatest hitters of his generation. He'll be 39 years old on May 30th, but he remains an offensive threat -- in a 2010 split between the Dodgers and White Sox, Manny posted an .870 OPS in 320 plate appearances.
Ramirez is expected to serve as the Rays' regular designated hitter.