Australian league debate at Baseball-Ramirez held due to medical issues

(Reuters) – Australian Baseball League debator Manny Ramirez has been arrested for medical reasons, his Sydney Blue Sox team said.

The 48-year-old, who won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, signed a one-year contract with the Australian team in August and was to make his debut against Melbourne Aces at Blacktown International Sportspark Thursday.

“Manny Ramirez will not be available to play, and will not be available for selection for the Blue Sox until further notice,” the team said in a statement here.

“With Manny’s special permission, we advise that he is unavailable due to ongoing sensitive medical and confidentiality reasons. ”

The Blue Sox said the Major League Baseball All Star medical cases were not life-threatening and unrelated to COVID-19.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Edited by Peter Rutherford