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Manny Ramirez Returning To Baseball

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Update 3:14 PM ET: The players union is arguing he's served the full suspension last season, tweets Jon Morosi.

Left fielder/designated hitter Manny Ramirez is back and looking to resume his playing career in Major League Baseball, sources tell FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi adds Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro will represent Ramirez, whom has applied for reinstatement from MLB’s voluntary retired list.

Before he can get back on the field, Ramirez will need to serve a lengthy suspension that was subsequently given after he failed a drug prevention test while playing for the Tampa Bay Rays. As a repeat offender, Ramirez faces a 100-game suspension.

The 39-year-old Ramirez hasn't played professional baseball since eight months, when he was a Tampa Bay Ray before retiring. Ramirez was one-for-seventeen in five games during his minuscule stint as a Ray.

It'll be interesting to see which team, if any, signs Manny Ramirez to a contract. It's fine to carry baggage when you're posting Hall of Fame numbers at the plate, but Ramirez likely doesn't have enough in the tank.