he asked the Oakland A's for his release, and the club granted it today.
No word as to whether he will hook up with another club. But you have to think this is finally the end of the road for the 2004 World Series MVP.
However, his AAA numbers in his last nine games weren't bad: 13-for-35 (.371), 3 2B, 11 RBIs, 2 BB, 10 Ks. But his power looked to be down, and the A's could give him no assurances he'd be brought up soon. Not sure where he's going to go next, as he's left very few unburned bridges behind him.
He leaves an unbelievably mixed legacy.
Thanks for the memories, Manny.