Manny isn’t done being Manny, apparently.
Manny Ramirez‘s agent, Barry Praver, told reporters Monday at the GM Meetings in Orlando, Fla., that his client is still very interested in continuing his baseball career in 2014.
“He’s interested in continuing his career, whether it be with a major league organization or in Japan,” Praver reportedly said. “He’s serious. He’s got a tremendous love of the game. He loves playing.”
Ramirez, who last played in the majors in 2011, signed with the Rangers in July, but never made it to the big league club. He hit .259 (28-for-108) with three homers and 13 RBIs in 30 games with Triple-A Round Rock before being released in mid August. The 41-year-old hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League before signing on with the Rangers.
Ramirez’s agent said Monday that the mercurial slugger is staying in shape, although it didn’t appear that major league teams were clamoring for Ramirez’s services over the summer despite him raking over in Taiwan. A comeback now seems even less likely.
Can’t fault a guy for trying, I guess.