Manny Ramirez signs, he said he is "starting a new beginning" after signing a short-term contract to play with the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan's professional baseball league.
The Rhinos said the 40-year-old will earn $25,000 a month to appear with the team during this year's March-November season.
Speaking at a news conference in the Rhinos home town of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, Ramirez said he felt "blessed" about the opportunity to play in Taiwan, where he will earn on a fraction of the $20 million-plus he earned at the peak of his career.
"I don't think about the money and contract," he said. "I just think it is a great opportunity for me and the fans."
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