ARLINGTON, Texas – Manny Ramirez was released Tuesday from his minor league contract by the Texas Rangers.

Ramirez, 41, hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBI 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 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.

Nelson Cruz, the suspended outfielder, headed home to the Dominican Republic. He will return to Texas later this month.

Matt Harrison, the opening-day starter who has had two surgeries on a herniated disk in his lower back, won’t pitch again this season.

Texas added infielder Adam Rosales to the 25-man roster and optioned outfielder Engel Beltre to Triple-A Round Rock.

BLUE JAYS: Right-hander Josh Johnson was put on the 15-day disabled list with a sore forearm and right-hander Thad Weber was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

TWINS: The team placed first baseman Justin Morneau on revocable waivers.

RAYS: Right-hander Alex Cobb is expected to pitch Thursday night for the first time in the majors since getting hit in the head by a ball in June, according to Manager Joe Maddon.

ROYALS: Third baseman Mike Moustakas was out of the lineup against Miami because of a Grade 1 strain of his left calf he sustained Monday night.

PIRATES: Pittsburgh scratched Jose Tabata due to flu-like symptoms and plugged in Andrew Lambo, who has hit 31 homers in the minors this year.