It looks as if Manny Ramirez will make his Spring Training debut this Thursday against a team from the World Baseball Classic. That would give him about one full week of preparation time before donning blue again.
With Spring Training lasting about 4 months this year because of the Classic, there really wasn't much of a rush to get him back in games. He's missed about 2 weeks of time, so that's why he needed a week to get his legs and timing back.
In what seems like a rarity these days, if you check out the link provided with this story, there's about a 12 minute interview with Manny conducted by ESPN's Colleen Dominguez. It's pretty funny to watch as he still doesn't give much away about himself or his feelings on Boston. Lots of shrugs and short answers. But still a good watch.