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 CHICAGO (AP) - Manny Ramirez is coming back to baseball - as a player-coach for the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A team.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said in a statement Sunday that Ramirez ''is not and will not'' be on the Cubs' major league roster, but that he will serve as a mentor to Chicago's minor-league hitters in Des Moines, Iowa.
The 41-year-old Ramirez was a .312 hitter with 555 home runs in 2,302 games covering 19 major league seasons. Seven of those were in Boston, where Epstein was the general manager of two Red Sox clubs that won World Series titles with Ramirez.
Ramirez most recently played in the big leagues in 2011, with Tampa Bay.
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