UPDATE: Former ICC All-American to face Manny Ramirez

It appears former Itawamba Community College All-American, Tim Dillard of Saltillo, will be pitching Wednesday night against Manny Ramirez.

The Los Angeles Dodger all-star outfielder will actually begin a stint with the club’s Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes against Dillard and his Nashville Sounds teammates starting tonight in Albuquerque.

Dillard, who has a 7-3 mark, a 4.31 ERA in 13 starts this year for the Brewer’s Triple A affiliate, is expected to start tomorrow night’s game and you will be able to watch all of his pitches to Ramirez live on ESPNEWS as the network will break into regular programming to show each of his at-bats. First pitch Wednesday night is set for 8:05 p.m. central.

Ramirez is preparing to return from a 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug rules. He is eligible to be reinstated on July 3, when the Dodgers are in San Diego and agreed to a stint in the minors to ease back into form.

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