Ramirez leaving Taiwan but wants to keep playing

The Sports Xchange
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Former slugger Manny Ramirez ended his contract in the Taiwan professional baseball league one week early and hopes for another chance to play in the major leagues.
"I don't have other offers, but I'm not retiring," Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com via phone from Taiwan. "I love this game too much as to give it up when I can still play. Dominicans adore playing baseball. Why would I stop playing if I have the conditions to do so?"
The 41-year-old batted .352 with eight homers and 43 RBIs in 49 games with the EDA Rhino and boosted ticket sales and TV ratings for the financially strapped league. His Rhinos contract covered the season's first half, which ends June 25, but he asked for his release ahead of that date.

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