The A’s have released 40-year old righty swinging DH/OF Manny Ramirez at his request. Ramirez played in 17 games in AAA-ball for the A’s and he was 19 for 63 (.302 avg, .697 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers and 14 RBIs. He must have found out that hitting without cheating (steroids) gets hard when you get older. This likely ends Ramirez’ would have been Hall of Fame career (if he had not been busted for steroids twice). Ramirez played in 2,303 games in his 19 years in the majors and he was 2,574 of 8,244 (.312 avg, .996 OPS) with 1,544 runs scored, 555 homers, 1,831 RBIs and 38 stolen bases.