Manny is back. The 41 year old just signed a one year deal with the Rangers. He's going to start in Triple A, since he's already in shape after playing in the professional leagues in Taiwan, where he hit .352 with 8 home runs and 43 RBI in 49 games. The question is, can 41 year old Manny still make a difference in the majors for the Rangers?
Lance Berkman, the current DH of the Rangers, is hitting .263 with 6 home runs and 34 RBI. He has been consistent, and Manny will provide depth on the Rangers. Berkman, in my opinion, cannot play anything besides DH, and I'm not sure if Manny can either.
The Rangers are in need of hitting depth, as a .500 June did not help them gain any ground on the rest of the division. And, I'm not sure if Manny can play and outfield spot, so it's either him or Berkman in the DH.
In general, I think Manny won't improve the Ranger team because of the fact that they have a consistent DH in Berkman. Manny still has pop, but against the MLB pitchers he may not do much.