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Manny Ramirez released by Texas Rangers

Former MLB star Manny Ramirez poses for media

Former MLB star Manny Ramirez poses for media with an honorary baseball bat and new team jersey after signing a short-term contract to play on the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan's professional baseball league in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. (March 12, 2013) Credit: AP

It turns out Manny won't get to be Manny in Arlington after all.

The Texas Rangers released Manny Ramirez on Tuesday. The team had signed the 41-year-old to a minor league contract on July 3.

Ramirez hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock. He's a career .312 hitter with 555 home runs.

Prior to signing with the Rangers organization, Ramirez had spent the season hitting insanely long home runs in Taiwan.

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