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[9/21/2013] Yokohama Bay Stars: Alex Ramirez wants to play for at least two more years

by on Sep.21, 2013 @ 1:23 pm, under NPB

According to Sponichi, Alex Ramirez is not ready to retire and wants to play for at least two more years.

"I am confident that I can still play and would like to continue playing for at least two more years.  I would also like to try for 400 home runs.  I want to continue my career with a team that will give me the opportunity to play," Ramirez said to Sponichi on Friday.

Ramirez is in the second year of a two-year deal with the Bay Stars.  He had a fairly productive season last year, but could not get things going this year.  He did manage to record the 2,000th hit of his career on April 6, but liabilities on defense chipped away at his opportunities to play.  He has been stuck at Ni-gun since he was taken off the active roster on July 18 (26 G, 28-for-93, .301/.340/.473).

Based on how the team is currently set, there is a good chance Ramirez is not a part of the organization's plans for the 2014 season.

"If I end up leaving the Bay Stars, I still appreciate the support the organization and fans gave me.  I would love to return as manager in the future," Ramirez said.

Source: Sponichi 9/21/2013

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