Manny slated to join A’s when eligible
The A’s, who have kept mum on Manny Ramirez for the most part until now, just put out a release confirming he will begin a 10-day stint with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. For fans interested in seeing him play in Sacramento, the River Cats will be back home May 25.
In the release:
“In advance of being activated from his 50-game suspension, designated hitter/outfielder Manny Ramirez will play 10 minor league games with Triple-A Sacramento, joining the RiverCats in Albuquerque, N.M. this Saturday, May 19. … Barring any rainouts, Ramirez is scheduled to play his first game with the A’s May 30 in Minnesota.”
So it appears the A’s won’t waste any time in bringing him aboard, which should make for an interesting roster decision, considering they already have veteran DH options in Seth Smith and Jonny Gomes. May 30 marks Ramirez’s 40th birthday.