Manny Ramirez will be a player-coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs
Manny Ramirez has won the World Series. He's been named an All-Star 12 times. He's played in Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and even Taiwan. He also once decided to cut off this throw from Johnny Damon for unknown reasons:
And now, he's back in the Major League Baseball family -- sort of.
On Saturday, the Cubs announced that Ramirez would join their Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs, as a player-coach.
Yes, you read the right: a player-coach.
Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein (who the Red Sox's GM during Ramirez's time in Boston) made sure to point out that Manny's limited at-bats in Triple-A won't get in the way of developing any prospects:
Back in March, Manny told reporters that he was still hoping to make an MLB comeback. But for now, he'll mostly be imparting wisdom on the next generation of players.
And while we'll always remember Manny being Manny, it's impossible to forget him doing stuff like this:
Not a bad resume for a hitting coach, huh?