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... He said he hasn't been told by club officials that the Dodgers aren't interested in re-signing him, but he added that it probably isn't realistic to expect them to do so.
"I'm just speculating but I'm not 23 anymore," Ramirez said.
Ramirez said he would wait until after the season to determine if he wants to play in the major leagues for what would be a 19th year. His options might be limited to the American League, which uses the designated hitter, because of his defensive limitations in left field.
"The game is still fun, but I think I have to wait until the season ends and see where my family is at before I make a choice," Ramirez said. "I will just wait and see how my body reacts."
After working out for most of the winter near his South Florida home, Ramirez said his legs feel fine entering spring training.
"From the waist down, I feel 15," he said. "From the neck up, I feel 43. I feel good." ...