Ago. 13 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 HE20:49 GMT4:49 CST1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Ramirez has been released from his minor league contract by the Texas Rangers. Analisis: The 41-year-old Ramirez hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 30 games for Triple-A Round Rock after agreeing to a deal early last month. He hit all of the homers in the first eight games. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that Ramirez was released so he could pursue other opportunities if he chooses. Daniels said, based on the team's evaluation, there wasn't a spot on the Rangers roster for Ramirez.
Julio 7 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 HE21:32 GMT5:32 CST2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Ramirez says he feels no pressure and has no timeline in his latest attempt to get back to the big leagues. Analisis: The 41-year-old slugger was set to bat cleanup for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, three days after joining the Texas Rangers on a minor league contract. The 12-time All-Star who once forced his way out of Boston and was suspended for testing positive for banned drugs says he is "changed, made better'' by his experiences.
Julio 4 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET20:31 HE0:31 GMT8:31 CST5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)7:31 PM CT-Ramirez reported to the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate on Thursday and said he could play as early as Sunday. Analisis: Ramirez worked out with the Round Rock Express and told reporters he hopes to play Sunday or Monday."The expectation is to come here and play the game," Ramirez said. "Then hopefully I can move on and do what I always do."
Julio 3 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 HE21:05 GMT5:05 CST2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. Ramirez spent three months playing in Taiwan for the Rhinos before leaving the team on June 20. The Rangers made the announcement Wednesday. Analisis: Ramirez's last major league appearance was with Tampa Bay in 2011. He was suspended for 50 games in 2009 while with the Dodgers after testing positive for a banned drug. He retired in April 2011 instead of serving a 100-game ban for a second positive test, but later agreed to a reduced 50-game suspension and played in the minors for Oakland in 2012.
Junio 19 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET22:34 HE2:34 GMT10:34 CST7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST10:04 PM VEN6:34 UAE (+1)9:34 PM CT-Taiwan's Rhinos says slugger Ramirez is leaving the team after 49 games because he misses his family in New York. Analisis: The Rhinos said it tried to keep the 12-time All-Star in Taiwan, including raising his monthly pay to almost $60,000 from $25,000. Ramirez signed to play the March-to-November season with the Rhinos in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. The team's website said the 41-year-old will depart Taiwan on Friday.