Manny Ramirez played for the Red Sox from 2001-2008 and belted 274 home runs and led them to two World Series titles, becoming a fan favorite for his power and on-field antics during his eight seasons in Boston. After wearing out his welcome in Boston, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and played for the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays before abruptly retiring after he was accused of violating the MLB performance-enhancing drug policy in 2011.
It was his second violation – he was suspended 50 games in 2009 while with the Dodgers.
Prior to 2013, he signed on to play with a team in Taiwan for 2013, the EDA Rhinos, hitting .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in Taiwan.
On July 3, it was announced that Ramirez had signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, and will report to Triple-A Round Rock with a chance to make it back to the majors with Texas.