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Manny Ramirez Reports to Round Rock

Updated: Friday, July 5 2013, 12:13 AM CDT

Thursday, Manny Ramirez reported to the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, after signing a minor league contract with the club.

Ramirez, 41, ranks 14th all-time on Major League Baseball's home run list with 555 career blasts. However, he has not played in a MLB game since April 2011 and hasn't homered in one since September 2010. Since his last major league home run, Ramirez has signed with three different teams, been suspended for performance enhancing drugs, retired, unretired and played in Taiwan.

"I want to thank God for this opportunity," Ramirez told reporters Thursday. "I never thought I was going to get another chance, but God is good and I'm here. Like I've always said, you've got to go through the fire first and then when you come out, that's when the blessing comes. I went through a tough time, I learned from it, and now I'm moving on."

Manager Bobby Jones thinks Manny's mind is in the right place. "Here's a guy that can probably do anything he wants to do, but he loves playing," said Jones. "He wants to try it again and hopefully it works out for him."

Ramirez has yet to be activated by the Express. He will workout with the team for a few days before joining the active roster. Manny says he expects to be game-ready by Sunday or Monday. Round Rock's current home stand runs through Wednesday.

Manny Ramirez Reports to Round Rock


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Scores & Schedules

November 20, 2014 08:08 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Boston 101, Philadelphia 90

Dallas 105, Washington 102

L.A. Clippers 114, Orlando 90

Indiana 88, Charlotte 86

San Antonio 92, Cleveland 90

Toronto 96, Memphis 92

Phoenix 88, Detroit 86

Milwaukee 122, Brooklyn 118,3OT

Minnesota 115, New York 99

Denver 107, Oklahoma City 100

L.A. Lakers 98, Houston 92

Thursday's Games

L.A. Clippers at Miami, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Wednesday's Games

N.Y. Rangers 2, Philadelphia 0

Vancouver 5, Edmonton 4

Thursday's Games

Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Washington at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Chicago at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Carolina at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Florida at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NFL

Thursday, Nov. 20

Kansas City at Oakland, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Houston, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Detroit at New England, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

St. Louis at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

Washington at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.

Miami at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

Open: Carolina, Pittsburgh

Monday, Nov. 24

Baltimore at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

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