Agent: Manny Ramirez playing in Dominican league, not ready to retire
Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez's agent Barry Praver said the slugger is playing for Aguilas in the Dominican Republic and is not ready to retire, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports.
Ramirez, 42, retired in 2011 when he was faced with a 100-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs for a second time. He served a 50-game suspension in 2009 while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He unretired in 2012 and spent time in the minor league organizations of the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He served as a player-coach for the Chicago Cubs at Triple-A Iowa in 2014. He batted .222 with three home runs and 10 RBI for Iowa last season.
In 15 games for Aguilas this season, he is batting .278 with four home runs and 14 RBI.
During 19 seasons in the majors, Ramirez had a .312 batting average, 555 home runs and 1,831 RBI while playing for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
- Paul Palladino