Fans of Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez were already expected to be well-represented for Saturday’s 66er home game at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino. After all, the Sixers are giving away Ramirez action figures to the first 1,000 fans 12 and under.
But now, Ramirez himself will be in a Sixers uniform for the game.
Ramirez (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the 66ers beginning on Saturday, his third such rehab assignment in the last two years.
Ramirez is scheduled to serve as DH for Saturday’s game against Lancaster, the opening of a three-game series. He might return to play Sunday and Monday with the team. Both of those games are at home as well.
Earlier this year, Ramirez served a two-game rehab assignment with the Sixers May 4 and 6, going 1-for-4 at Lake Elsinore He was recovering from a calf injury.
Last year, on June 27-29, Ramirez played three games for the Sixers, as he was returning from a 50-game suspension for failing a drug test. He went 3-for-7 in the three games, homering in his first game, at Lake Elsinore, then playing two games at home against the Quakes.
Also expected to play for the Sixers is Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus, recovering from a strained back. It would be Ausmus’ fourth game of a rehab assignment with the Sixers. He served as DH Wednesday and Friday, and caught Thursday. He is expected to catch Saturday.