Manny Would Like A Second Indians Stint

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Manny Ramirez would like to play for the Indians one more time before the end of his career.  He even talked to Jim Thome about reuniting in Cleveland.  Of course, it takes two to tango and the Indians have Travis Hafner locked in at DH through 2012.

Back in the 2000-01 offseason, it seemed that Manny wanted to stay in Cleveland but his agent Jeff Moorad steered him toward the more lucrative Boston offer.  The Indians topped out at $138MM over eight years, but Ramirez received $160MM from the Red Sox.  Manny reportedly regretted his decision by the summer of '01, according to his authorized biography Becoming Manny.

Ken Gurnick and John Schlegel of MLB.com have follow-up comments from Manny and Scott Boras.


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