Manny Ramirez, who turns 48 in May, wants to make his return to baseball this year in Taiwan. It would “do great things for the organization and the league,” he said. Ramirez last played in the majors in 2011. Michael Dwyer/ Associated Press

Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez hopes to play professional baseball at age 47.

He’s attempting a comeback. He told The Taiwan Times that his “goal for 2020 is to find a roster spot in the the CPBL” (Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan).

“I have been itching to get back in the batter’s box and be able to compete again,” Ramirez told The Taiwan Times. “I also miss being around teammates and team dinners postgame.

“I know if I was given the opportunity to come in an organization as a player-coach, it would do great things for the organization and the league.”

Ramirez will turn 48 on May 30. He last played in the majors in 2011 for the Rays.

He played 49 games for the EDA Rhinos of the CPBL in 2013. He batted .352 with eight homers, 13 doubles and 43 RBI.

In eight seasons with the Red Sox, Ramirez hit .312 with 274 homers, 256 doubles, seven triples and 868 RBI in 1,083 games.


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