Manny Ramirez signs 'practice optional' contract in Japan that includes 'free sushi'

Manny Ramirez is getting back into baseball — and back into “Manny Being Manny” — this time in Japan. The former Red Sox slugger has signed on with the Kochi Island Fighting Dogs, and the terms are his contract are what you’d expect for Manny.

He’s once again sporting the #99 jersey he had with the Dodgers and White Sox. But this time, the name on the back reads “Manny” not Ramirez.

Manny will reportedly have use of a Mercedes, a personal driver, and his own hotel suite on the road. (Even better: Practice is optional for the 44-year-old.)

Perhaps the best part of the deal is that Manny will receive an unlimited amount of sushi for the season. (Don’t be surprised if this starts a trend for former Major Leaguers looking to extend their careers — or enjoy months of free sushi.)



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