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"Based on our evaluation there was not a spot for Manny on the club at this time," general manager Jon Daniels said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We released him so he could pursue other opportunities."
Daniels said based on the reports he was receiving in the minors, there's no rush to promote Ramirez. He did not elaborate on the club reports. Ramirez is hitting .266/.333/.405 in 79 at-bats.
The club will likely make a decision on whether they want to keep Ramirez in the system as soon as this week. He's hitting .269, with three home runs, in 18 games.
Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan mentioned Ramirez as a possible contributor during the second half of the season Monday. Ramirez has hit .300 in eight games at Triple-A Round Rock. He's also added three home runs.