Manny's Monday destination uncertain
Dodgers heading home, where suspended star has trained
CHICAGO -- Suspended outfielder Manny Ramirez worked out at Dodger Stadium on Saturday and has a scheduled day off Sunday, but there's no indication where he'll be Monday when the Dodgers open a nine-game homestand against the D-backs.
Ramirez, suspended 50 games on May 7 for violating MLB's drug policy, has been working out at Dodger Stadium since Monday while the team has been on the road. He spoke with teammates and staff briefly at the team hotel in Miami on May 15, but he has not worked out with the club and has avoided all contact with the media.
"My guess is he'll be there. Whether he'll be there when we're there is another story," said manager Joe Torre. "I have not talked to him. I'm sure we'll speak when we get home. As long as he's doing his work, there's still plenty of time for that stuff."
General manager Ned Colletti said the possibility remains that Ramirez could continue workouts at the club's Arizona training facility, but said he wasn't aware of any decision.
Ramirez is eligible to return to the team July 3, barring rainouts. He's allowed to work out with the club as long as he's off the field when stadium gates open. He's also expected to serve a 10-game Minor League rehabilitation assignment leading up to his return, as allowed by MLB rules.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.