The trade that brought Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers in 2008 was one of the biggest in team history. Ramirez was nearing the end of his MLB career, but he brought provided quite a jolt to the fanbase in Los Angeles.
And now, Manny is making a comeback at 48 years old. The former Dodgers outfielder is signing a one-year deal with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League. Ramirez had been looking for new opportunities after a video surfaced of him working out in a batting cage this year.
Breaking: Manny Ramirez, 48, signs 1-year deal with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League. Diamondstar international Baseball Agency with agent Hector Zepeda did the deal.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 29, 2020
So when he gets to play, Manny will have played for the Red Sox, White Sox, and Blue Sox. He last played with the Dodgers in 2010 before being shipped off to Chicago. More recently, he had played with the K?chi Fighting Dogs of the Japanese Shikoku Island League. He played there until August when a knee injury sent him home to the United States. His agent recently talked about his preparation in an interview.
Looking Ahead for the Dodgers
The Dodgers will play two more games in Texas this weekend before heading back home to Los Angeles. They will then play a six-game homestand against the Rockies and Diamondbacks before hitting the road again.
The Dodgers dropped the first game of their series against the Rangers on Friday night.