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Manny Ramirez Will Not Be Called Up On Wednesday, According To Reports

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.

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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