Manny Ramirez has agreed to sign with the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan, and is on his way to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. His plane will touch down Monday in Tawan.
Ramirez enjoyed playing exhibition games in Taiwan with the Dodgers in 2010, and is going for the love the game and a chance to perhaps parlay his time in Taiwan into a job in Japan or back in Major League Baseball.
The agreement was confirmed by Ramirez's agent, Barry Praver of Praver Shapiro Sports Agency.
Ramirez becomes the highest profile player to play in Taiwan. Arguably the greatest right-handed hitter in MLB history, Ramirez batted .312 and hit 555 home runs while starring for the Indians Red Sox and Dodgers. He went to spring training with the A's in 2012 and played in the minors for them.
Ramirez batted .302 playing Triple-A with Oakland that year but was released.
He last played in the majors in 2011 with the Tampa Bay Rays, going one for 17 before being suspended for PEDs. He hit .298 with the Dodgers and White Sox in 2010.
He has been working out this winter near his South Florida home in hope for another opportunity.
Manny Ramirez has deal with Taiwanese team; he arrives Monday
CBSSports.com | Mar 10