by Reggie Noble on February 20, 2012

The news comes just a week after the A's signed highly touted Cuban prospect Yoenis Cespedes, who has publicly stated he'd love to play with Ramirez.

Ramirez, who will turn 40 on May 30, has a .312 lifetime batting average and 555 career home runs. That's the good. The baggage he carries is the bad. His woeful, often times disinterested defense is the ugly.