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Rangers | Manny Ramirez tested for PEDs

Texas Rangers OF/DH Manny Ramirez was subjected to a random drug test while with Triple-A Round Rock, according to a source who indicated that all players not on the 40-man roster were subject to such a test earlier this week. Ramirez has failed tests for performance-enhancing drugs twice before.

General manager Jon Daniels said that, based on accounts received, Ramirez has been a model citizen since the organization signed him to a minor league contract. "The guys say he's been in the cage early and often, and generally has been a good influence." Daniels added that he has no significant expectations and merely believes that the club has nothing to lose by taking a shot on the veteran. "It'll be a few weeks before we know if he'll be able to contribute."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should take the same approach that Daniels is taking. Don't invest much, here, and be willing to be pleasantly surprised -- in AL-only leagues, anyway.

2013-07-11 10:32:55 | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jeff Wilson

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