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Manny Ramirez ineligible for winter ball

Updated: September 22, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Manny Ramirez will have to scratch his plans to play winter baseball in the Dominican Republic.

Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of labor relations, confirmed Thursday that Ramirez will not be able to play in the Dominican, because he's on the inactive list and must first receive permission from commissioner Bud Selig's office.

That possibility appears non-existent, considering Ramirez retired in April rather than serve a 100-game suspension for ...

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