Manny Ramirez's 50-game drug ban ends on Wednesday, but the Oakland Athletics will not immediately call the veteran slugger up to the major leagues.
#Athletics announced that Manny Ramirez will remain with Triple-A Sacramento for the time being and will be monitored on a day by day basis— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) May 29, 2012
The Sacramento Rivercats play on Tuesday, but according to the Oakland A's official twitter account, Ramirez is not allowed to play and can only workout. Ramirez went 2-for-4 and drove in one run in the Triple-A Sacramento's game on Monday. Ramirez has a .250 batting average with eight hits in 32 at-bats for the Rivercats.
Earlier on Monday, A's manager Bob Melvin said there was a 50-50 chance Ramirez would join the Athletics this week. Ramirez's last action in the big leagues was in April 2011 with the Tampa Bay Rays before abruptly retiring.
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