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Manny Ramirez Jr. Gets A Pro Chance With Bees And His Dad Is Already Making His Presence Felt

Manny Ramirez Jr. Gets A Pro Chance With Bees And His Dad Is Already Making His Presence Felt

The Bees, who open their season in New Britain on Friday night, will have a recognizable name in their dugout.

Manny Ramirez Jr., son of the popular former Red Sox slugger, has made the Bees roster.

“His role is going to be as a bench player,” manager Wally Backman said. “He’ll see some playing time at first base as well.”

The Bees play the Road Warriors, a team without a home base, at 6:35 p.m.

Manny Jr., 22, is playing professional baseball for the first time and in the Atlantic League, independent ball, he will be surrounded by veteran pros, and a few former major leaguers trying to get back in. The Bees roster includes former big leaguers in shortstop Reid...

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