Just when we thought he was gone for good, Manny Ramirez has made his way back into baseball. After being reinstated by commissioner Bud Selig, Ramirez is hoping to show teams that he's still got something left in him.
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Ramirez is planning to hold a workout for major league teams in late January in hopes of reaching the majors again.There hasn't been any word on which teams will be watching Manny. While Manny certainly established himself as one of the greatest hitters of all time, he may be too much of a risk and liability to a major league team.
After signing with the Tampa Bay Rays last offseason, Manny's career appeared to have turned for the worst. In March of last year, Ramirez was suspended by major league baseball for 100 games after testing positive for a banned substance. Ramirez decided to retire from baseball in April, leaving a game he flat out dominated in his rear view mirror.
In 19 seasons in the majors, Ramirez is a career .312 hitter with 555 career home runs and 1,831 RBI with the Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers and Rays. He is a 12-time All-Star and is a two-time world series winner, both with the Red Sox. Even though he is notoriously known for quitting on the Red Sox in 2008, Ramirez established himself as one of the greatest hitters in team history.
Because of an agreement between he and major league baseball, Ramirez will instead serve a 50 game suspension for his positive test. Despite his critics, Manny wants to prove that he's his old self in the batters box and a new person off the field.
"Every day that goes by I regret the decisions I made by following bad advice," Ramirez said. "We are human, we make mistakes, we are not perfect. Everybody deserves a chance to show he has changed." (via ESPN)