Manny Ramirez, 44, is still up to play for some more Baseball… as he will be heading to play in Japan next season. The Shikoku Island League plus, Kochi Fighting Dogs (an independent league team), have said to be in contact with the former Major league outfielder, and have agreed on a deal (one-year deal), according to the report. Manny Ramirez will join Julio Franco (Ishikawa Million Stars, previously) as one of the well known stars coming from the Major leagues to play in Japan’s independent league.
Manny Ramirez recently played overseas with the EDA Rhinos in the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League) in Taiwan back in 2013. He eventually returned in the US minor leagues after a short stint in their country despite overwhelming interest from different organizations in the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball), and KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) leagues.
Manny Ramirez played for 19 years there at the Major league level, most notably with the Boston Red Sox, he currently owns a batting line of .312/.411/.485 with 555 homeruns and 1831 RBI in 2302 games played (9774 PA, along with 8244 AB) in his big league career… With his popularity, there is no doubt in mind the Kochi Fighting Dogs will be having regular sell-outs for the upcoming regular season.