Manny close to joining Triple-A squad

Updated: June 20, 2014, 5:07 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Triple-A Iowa Cubs can expect Manny Ramirez to finally start his new position as player/coach "probably sometime next week," according to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

Ramirez was hired by the Cubs in late May but went to their spring training facility in Mesa, Arizona, to get in shape before joining Iowa, which was on a long road trip until a few days ago.

"Manny has been doing a great job in Mesa," Epstein said Friday. "He's the first one to the ...

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