• Manny might be Manny once again. On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers signed Manny Ramirez to a minor-league deal. Ramirez had been playing in Taiwan. He’ll now report to the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. Ramirez has 550 career home runs.
• On Tuesday night, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hit the San Francisco Giants for baseball’s first no-hitter this season. He struck out nine and walked only one hitter. Bailey has now thrown MLB’s last two no-hitters after he shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 28 of last year.
• Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer’s 27-game hitting streak was snapped Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he went 0-4. It was the longest such streak in baseball up to this point in the season.
• As he fights a battle on three fronts, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez says he’s not ready to give up on the team. He has the hip surgery that’s kept him out for the entire season so far and from which he is still rehabbing. He has the Biogenesis allegations that he received more performance enhancing drugs that could put him on the sidelines for 50-100 games. And he has Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman publicly telling him to “shut up” after A-Rod tweeted some positive excitement that his rehab had taken a positive step forward. Rodriguez, who will turn 38 this month, says he wants to compete despite all of it, although he’s still slowly making his way back with rehab appearances in the Yankees’ minor-league system.
— Ryan Lewis