ARLINGTON — Manny Ramirez has been released from his minor league contract by the Texas Rangers.

The 41-year-old Ramirez hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 30 games for Triple-A Round Rock after agreeing to a deal early last month. He hit all of the homers in the first eight games.

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that Ramirez was released so he could pursue other opportunities if he chooses.

Daniels said, based on the team’s evaluation, there wasn’t a spot on the Rangers roster for Ramirez.

The 12-time All-Star is a .312 career hitter, and is 14th on the career home runs list with 555. He started out the season playing in Taiwan.