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.

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So I have to ask…the A’s must see something in Daric Barton that I am missing. His average is not good, he doesn’t hit for power, he doesn’t really come through with men on base, and we have Kila who is killing it. I know that Barton is good defensively, but how many times do we have to watch Barton bounce out before we can send him down or cut him? A prototypical first baseman is someone who hits .250 or above with power, not a short, skinny guy who watches a lot of fastballs go by him. Give me Kila, or give me death (maybe not death, but at least someone better).

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