Manny Ramirez rumors: Ramirez in talks to play in Taiwan

This winter, free agent Manny Ramirez announced that he hoped to continue his playing career. He may get that opportunity, but it doesn’t look like it will be with a MLB club. Ramirez is in talks to play for the EDA Rhinos of the Taiwanese professional league, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Ramirez hit well over the offseason in the Dominican Winter League, prompting the 40-year-old to declare his intent to continue his professional playing career.

However, teams haven’t exactly lined up to sign Manny, and there hasn’t even been word of clubs extending him a minor league offer or an invitation to spring training. For this reason he may elect to take his talents and considerable baggage overseas.

Ramirez last appeared in the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays during the start of the 2011 season. He retired after learning of his pending ban for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, but he decided to make a comeback attempt last season with the Oakland Athletics. After serving his suspension, Manny wasn’t called up by the A’s. He requested his release and the A’s met his demand.

Over 19 years in the majors Ramirez owns a career batting line of .312/.411/.585 with 555 home runs and 1831 RBI.

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