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Manny Ramirez back, but can he still hit?

It just goes to show what depths teams are willing to sink to to find a righthanded power bat.

The Texas Rangers signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract on Wednesday, and he’ll report to Triple A Round Rock Thursday. General manager Jon Daniels said he’s taking a “flier” on Ramirez after conferring with former Red Sox batting coach Dave Magadan, who is now Rangers’ batting coach. Daniels and his staff will monitor the whole ball of wax with Ramirez, how he fits, how he’s performing, and what his attitude is like.

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