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Manny Ramirez leaves Taiwanese team, rumored to be heading to Japan

06.19.13 at 12:05 pm ET
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Manny Ramirez has parted ways with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, the team confirmed Wednesday.

There has been speculation that Ramirez might be preparing to join a team in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball. A report from Japan earlier this week indicated the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League had expressed interest in the former Red Sox star.

The Rhinos only noted in a press release announcing his departure that Ramirez was getting homesick.

In 49 games (182 at-bats) in the CPBL, the 41-year-old Ramirez hit .352/.422/.555 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs.

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