Athletics Grant Manny Ramirez His Release

Manny Ramirez might still make his comeback, but it isn't going to be with the Oakland Athletics. From the A's official Twitter account:

The last we heard, Manny Ramirez was in Triple-A Sacramento, not impressing the scouts. His stats in Sacramento weren't overwhelming, either:

Year Age AB 2B HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 40 63 3 0 5 17 .302 .348 .349 .697
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 6/15/2012.


It depends on the curve you want to grade him on. What you'd expect from Manny? No power, and an ugly strikeout-to-walk ratio. Not the same hitter at all. But from a 40-year-old after a year away from the game? Well, not that bad, I guess.

But when the A's signed Manny in the offseason, they might have been hoping he was a part of a surprise contender -- a veteran thumper that could help a pitching-heavy team. With the rough start to the season, and an outfield that's hitting, the A's might have figured there was a better use for their DH spot.

Now we get to see if there's another team interested in a 40-year-old, twice-busted DH who used to be one of the greatest right-handed hitters in history.

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