Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Manny to Make Minor Adjustments

From "Manny to prepare for Dodgers in minors" (AP/

Suspended outfielder Manny Ramirez will be sent to the minor leagues for a week to 10 days as part of a rehabilitation assignment prior to rejoining the Los Angeles Dodgers. [...]

Manager Joe Torre said before the Dodgers' game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday that Ramirez has been doing conditioning work on his own in California but may soon go to the team's spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz., to work out.

While the Dodgers are still developing a plan for his return, Torre said Ramirez would need some time in the minors to get ready to return to Los Angeles. [...]

Torre said he hasn't spoken with Ramirez in recent days but the team knows he has been working hard on his own to stay in shape. The manager also said he's looking forward to Ramirez going to the Dodgers' spring facility to get more baseball-specific work.

While the article isn't specific, we would assume Manny would spend his time in the minors at Triple-A Albuquerque. Get ready for a media circus, Isotopes!


Josh S. said...

Do you think he would want to go to ABQ? Would he be allowed to play for the 66ers? (Some might say he belongs on the Loons.)

Unknown said...

Here is a question no one has been quite clear about. Is he allowed a 10 day rehab assignment during the last 10 days of his suspension or after the suspension ends?

Josh S. said...

Last 10 days of the suspension, from what I understand.

Alex Cora said...

You just want to keep him close to home so you can go to his games, right?

Josh S. said...

Well, yeah!

QuadSevens said...

I love the detail that went into this bobblehead. Check out the pine tar stained helmet!

Chappy said...

This is killing me. He would be heading here to Vegas, if the City Government here could have spent some money on our filed here to keep the Dodgers around.

And I would have season tickets (which I gave up this year after 8 years in protest) and would be able to see the insanity first hand. Seeing Nomar, Raffy & yes even Andruw Jones was pretty cool last year.

Curse you Oscar Goodman for letting our field sit and rot in old age!

rbnlaw said...

I loved that Oscar Goldman in the Six Million Dollar Man. He was cool.

Manny with the 'Topes? "Topes didn't lose. Topes didn't lose!"