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Manny Ramirez, Texas Rangers agree to deal
Manny will be Manny -- in Texas.
The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with outfielder Manny Ramirez, the team announced Wednesday.
Ramirez had been spending the 2013 season playing with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He left the team on June 20 after hitting .352 with eight home runs (including the occasional moon shot).
The 41-year-old will report to the team's Triple-A affiliate to work out before being officially activated to the team's major-league roster.
Ramirez last appeared in the major leagues with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. He retired after being suspended 100 games for a failed drug test, but the suspension was cut to 50 games.
Ramirez was signed by the A's in 2012 and served his suspension in the minor leagues before requesting his release.
The former member of the Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers, White Sox and A's has a career .312 batting average with 555 home runs and 1831 RBIs.