Manny continues rehab at Inland Empire

Manny continues rehab at Inland Empire

LOS ANGELES -- Manny Ramirez struck out twice and walked in three plate appearances Thursday night in his second game of a rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire.

Ramirez, out since July 17 with a strained right calf, is expected to play a third game for Inland Empire on Friday night. Then the decision will be made whether Ramirez is ready to return to the Major Leagues or join Triple-A Albuquerque for further rehab against a higher level of competition.

After being the designated hitter (single, walk and strikeout) on Wednesday night, Ramirez played left field for five innings Thursday.