Manny Ramirez Signs Minor League Agreement With Oakland
Manny Ramirez is officially back in professional baseball as he has signed a minor league contract Monday with the Oakland Athletics that is worth approximately $500,000 if he’s added to the big league roster.
Ramirez is expected to report to spring training by the end of the week, in time for Oakland’s first full-squad workout Saturday as a non-roster invitee.
The 12-time All-Star, and possibly the third best right handed hitter of all time, is due to serve a 50-game suspension for his second positive drug test before he can play for the A’s. Barring rainouts, his first game could be May 30 — on his 40th birthday.
This would be the 20th major league season for Ramirez, a career .312 hitter with 555 home runs and 1,831 RBI.