Manny Ramirez, minor leaguer

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Manny Ramirez’s playing time in big-league camp will be limited going forward because the A’s need to give at-bats to players who aren’t suspended for the first 50 games of the season.

Ramirez has just eight at-bats in major-league games so far and manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that most of his action will come in minor-league games. And according to Melvin at least, Ramirez is enthusiastic about that plan:

He wants to go over there. He tells me, “Hey look, don’t worry about me. I know you’re under the gun to get other guys at-bats.” He’s been great about that.

If true, that’s certainly a different version of Ramirez than the one often painted by the media, although at this point he doesn’t have much of a choice.

Daric Barton, Seth Smith, and Jonny Gomes are among the players likely to get at-bats at designated hitter ahead of Ramirez.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.