"You see him and you're like, 'Oh my gosh, that's Manny Ramirez,'" Rosscup told The Des Moines Register. "But he's a normal guy."
A career .312 hitter, Ramirez hit 555 home runs but was suspended twice for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy. The Cubs have hired him as a player-coach for the Triple-A team.
Rosscup told The Register he was eager to see the outfielder.
"He's a great dude," Rosscup said. "I'm excited to see him play."
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