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Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez to Be Player/Coach at Triple-A Iowa

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The Chicago Cubs have signed Manny Ramirez to be a player/coach at Triple-A Iowa, the team announced Sunday. Ramirez is 41.

"While Manny is not and will not be a fit on the Cubs major league roster, at this stage of his life he’s a nice fit as a mentor," Cubs president Theo Epstein said.

Ramirez played 19 seasons in MLB, eight of them with the Red Sox. He is a lifetime .312 hitter with 555 home runs in 2,302 games.

Ramirez, of course, is known for his eccentricities.

He will report to the Cubs' spring training facility in Mesa, Ariz., for at-bats in extended spring training before joining Iowa.

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