The Dodgers said on Tuesday that their oft-injured outfielder, Manny Ramirez will begin yet another rehabilitation assignment with the 66ers on Wednesday. The Sixers are currently hosting Lake Elsinore for a four-game series that runs through Friday before hitting the road.
Ramirez has been out for about a month with a strained right calf, his third stint on the disabled list this season.
In early May, Ramirez played two games for the Sixers at Lake Elsinore, going 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI. From July 10-12, he played three games in San Bernardino for the Sixers against Lancaster, going 0-for-9 and striking out five times.
Although he served as DH four times in his five previous Cal League rehab games this year, he is expected to play more left field this time. Regardless, fans seemed less enthused this year than last year about Ramirez’s appearance, and Ramirez seemed less enthused, too as seen in his performance.
If you want to see a 500-home run hitter in a Cal League ballpark, great. Just don’t expect many fireworks.
Last year, he was much more productive for the Sixers, going 3-for-7 in three games with a home run as he returned from suspension.