SEATTLE -- Manny Ramirez's last chance to earn the roughly $4 million the Chicago White Sox paid to claim him off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers came Tuesday night, when the White Sox began a three-game series against the division-leading Minnesota Twins.
The Twins began the series with a six-game lead, and with both teams having just 19 games left, the White Sox needed a sweep. They won't get it, the Twins winning easily, 9-3.
And Manny had a rough night: 0 for 3, three strikeouts, six runners left on base.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been full of praise for Ramirez, saying what a pleasure he has been to have around, but basically he has been a 38-year-old singles hitter. In 12 games with the White Sox, Ramirez does not have an extra-base hit, nor does he have an RBI. He is batting .270 (10-for-37), and has more whiffs (13) than he does singles.