(Reuters) – Manny Ramirez’s Australian Baseball League debut has been put on hold for medical reasons, his Sydney Blue Sox team said.
The 48-year-old, who won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, signed a one-year deal with the Australian team in August and stood in line to make his debut against Melbourne Aces at Blacktown International Sports Park on Thursday.
“Manny Ramirez will not be available to play and will not be available for election to play for the Blue Sox until further notice,” the team said in a statement. here.
“With Manny’s express consent, we recommend that his inaccessibility be due to ongoing sensitive and confidential medical reasons.”
The Blue Sox added that the 12-time Major League Baseball All Star medical problems were not life-threatening and were not related to COVID-19.
Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Clip by Peter Rutherford