Manny hired as Triple-A player/coach

Updated: May 26, 2014, 12:36 AM ET
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Manny Ramirez is coming back to baseball -- as a player-coach for the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A team.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced in a statement Sunday that Ramirez "is not and will not" be on the Cubs' major-league roster, stating that the once-feared slugger will serve as a mentor to Chicago's minor-league hitters in Des Moines, Iowa.

"While Manny is not and will not be a fit on the Cubs' major league roster, we do think at this stage of his ...

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