Numbers game, updated: Manny 24, Damon 22
Apparently, DH Manny Ramirez decided he wanted to revisit his more successful past after all and word now is he will wear No. 24 with the Rays, as he did with the Red Sox and, before that, with the Indians. With the Dodgers and White Sox, Ramirez wore 99 and considered doing so again with the Rays.
OF Johnny Damon, meanwhile, will go for a new number and sport 22; he wore 18 the last nine seasons with the Red Sox, Yankees and Tigers, but Ben Zobrist wears 18 for the Rays.
Ramirez's decision means 1B Dan Johnson will change from 24 to 29, and new OF Sam Fuld will take 27, which was available when OF Desmond Jennings wanted to switch to the No. 8 worn by Jason Bartlett.