Manny's Comeback Tour Heads To Albuquerque, The IE

Pitchers that make a mistake to Manny Ramirez usually pay a severe price. Pitchers that are in the minor leagues are usually there because they make a lot more mistakes than the guys in the majors.

This should be fun.

Manny Ramirez is tentatively scheduled to return to the playing field Tuesday with the Dodgers' triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque, according to sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

According to preliminary plans Ramirez and the Dodgers made Thursday morning, he will be in Albuquerque for a four-game series against Nashville.

Ramirez will be off June 27 and report to Class-A Inland Empire the next day. He will play in as many as three games for Inland Empire from June 28-30.

Manny Ramirez against Class A pitching? That could look like batting practice. But the whole event may look more like a circus with a hoard of media swirling around a bunch of guys who would just like to get a Spring Training invite next year.

And Dodger fans who want see Ramirez take batting practice can get to those games pretty easily — just head East out the 10 Freeway into the smog.

Ramirez is scheduled to rejoin the Dodgers on July 3, when they face San Diego.

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