Manny Ramirez leaving Taiwan

Updated: June 20, 2013, 10:49 AM ET
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Slugger Manny Ramirez is leaving Taiwanese team The Rhinos after just 49 games because the club says he misses his family in New York.

His agent, however, told FoxSports.com on Wednesday that Ramirez wants to return to play in Major League Baseball.

"The reason he decided not to return for the second half was to free himself to be available to play in the United States," Barry Praver told the website. "This whole thing with Manny in Taiwan was a phenomenon. ...

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