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Manny Ramirez May Not Be Ready To Play When Suspension Ends

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Oakland A's DH/outfielder Manny Ramirez speaks with CBS 5 Sports Director Dennis O'Donnell. (CBS)

Oakland A’s DH/outfielder Manny Ramirez speaks with CBS 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP)- Manny Ramirez might not be ready to play for the Oakland Athletics by May 30 when his suspension ends.

Manager Bob Melvin says the A’s want to make sure Ramirez is fully prepared and comfortable with his swing before he plays in major league games following his stint with Triple-A Sacramento. Melvin still hopes that could be on time.

Ramirez turns 40 on May 30, the day he could come back in Minnesota. His 100-game suspension for a second positive drug test was cut to 50 games after he sat out most of last year.

The dreadlocked designated hitter is a .312 hitter with 555 homers and 1,831 RBIs. The 12-time All-Star faced a 50-game suspension for a second positive drug test.

This will be his 20th major league season.

 

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