Dodgers need Manny Ramirez now

There's no good reason for L.A. to take its time bringing the slugger back to the roster

Updated: August 21, 2010, 10:34 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- A few hours before Friday night's game, a 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds before 46,418 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre was waffling on the subject of whether to activate long-lost left fielder Manny Ramirez from the disabled list on Saturday.

Ramirez was about to play the final game of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, but with a night game/day game combo awaiting this weekend and an off day Monday, Torre hinted it might make more sense ...

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