Manny Ramirez said he had a hernia operation two weeks ago and the injury had bothered him during the season, he told ESPNDeportes.com's Enrique Rojas .
In a phone interview from his home in Miami, Ramirez told Rojas that he hopes to start training for next season in mid-November.
The free agent DH/outfielder also praised the Blue Jays' hire of John Farrell, and said he'd like to play for Farrell and the Blue Jays.
"He's a manager I'd love to play for," Ramirez told Rojas and translated to English by me in the best of my ability. "Toronto is a team I've liked since they had all those great Dominican players in the 80s."
Ramirez said he feels he has a lot of baseball left in him, but would probably be best as a designated hitter, which I think we can all agree with.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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