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Posted September 23, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Manny back to the majors?

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Manny tried to get back to his Dominican Republic to play ball, but MLB won’t allow it. So now Manny is seeking reinstatement back to the Majors, and is willing to serve the 100-game suspension which initially forced him to retire in April. He just wants to play ball; he doesn’t care whether its Japan or anywhere on the map. Check it out!

“I would comply with my pending sanction and I would be available for any major league team,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com’s Enrique Rojas via telephone from Miami. “I already informed (agent) Scott Boras of my decision to return and begin the process.

“If any team wants to sign me, I would play. If no one does, I would look to play in Japan or any other place. I was not prepared for retirement.”

Ramirez cannot serve his suspension until he signs with a major league club.

Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of labor relations, confirmed Thursday that Ramirez would not be able to play in the Dominican because he’s on the inactive list and must first receive permission from commissioner Bud Selig’s office.

“Manny Ramirez cannot play for a major or minor league club or any affiliated organization, including a winter league team, without getting the consent of the commissioner,” Manfred said. espn