Uh oh, guess that heartfelt comeback pitch by Manny Ramirez actually worked. The slugger who abruptly retired from MLB after a second positive test for PEDs is trying to return to the bigs and there reportedly is some interest.
“The Orioles and Blue Jays saw Manny work and Baltimore liked what it saw, but Oakland has been the team that has expressed the most interest, even before having him work out,” ESPN LA reports.
Manny has to sit out 50 games per his suspension, which has been reduced from 100 for no apparent reason. The A’s are notorious for shopping for bargains, so Manny could fit right in. Unfortunately they didn’t learn from the Rays, who thought they were getting a steal in Manny last season but ended up with a guy who quit on the team.
I guess the A’s may be willing to give him another chance to prove what a jerk he is.