Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Manny Ramirez is apparently cutting his long dreadlocks for another shot at the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers said Wednesday they had agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the 41-year-old slugger, who hasn't played in the big leagues since 2011 with Tampa Bay.
General Manager Jon Daniels said part of the deal was Ramirez, twice suspended for testing positive for banned drugs, agreeing to cut his hair and "comply with our minor league rules on appearance and discipline."
• Right-hander Alexi Ogando is set for a minor-league rehab start after getting through a batting practice session with no issues.
TIGERS: Second baseman Omar Infante left the game against Toronto in the fourth inning after injuring his left leg in a collision with Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus.
WHITE SOX: Chicago placed slugger Paul Konerko and reliever Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list.
ORIOLES: Baltimore optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for newly acquired pitcher Scott Feldman.
YANKEES: New York placed infielder Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring and signed infielder Luis Cruz.
• Alex Rodriguez grounded out twice and turned a double play in the second game of his minor league rehab stint with Class-A Charleston.
DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona put infielder Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left hand and recalled outfielder Tony Campana from Triple-A Reno.
INDIANS: Cleveland activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the paternity list and optioned left-hander Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
BREWERS: Right-hander Wily Peralta is "iffy" to make his next start because of a strained left hamstring.