Despite playing well in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, the EDA Rhinos removed the 41-year-old Ramirez from their roster in June.
A nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner who amassed 555 dingers, 2,574 hits and 1,831 RBI in 18 seasons, the 6-foot, 225 pound Dominican-American still could potentially produce at the plate.
With Texas sitting at 49-36 and battling the Oakland Athletics for supremacy in the American League West, the Rangers wisely gambled on Ramirez.
Employed by six organizations since premiering as a Cleveland Indian in September 1993, the 12-time All-Star with a 24th chromosome won’t have an opportunity to disrupt Texas.
Eventually, a “Manny being Manny” situation will occur and the Rangers will clip Ramirez without any ramifications.
Once axed by Texas, one of the primary mugs of the Steroid Era will never again receive a MLB paycheck.by