Manny Ramirez Retires
Tampa Bay slugger Manny Ramirez has informed Major League Baseball that he is retiring after being informed of an issue that came up under MLB’s drug policy.The commissioner’s office announced Ramirez’s decision in a statement but did not reveal if he tested positive for a banned substance. Ramirez tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug during spring training and retired rather than face a 100-game suspension.Ramirez previously served a 50-game suspension for violating the drug policy while he was with the LA Dodgers.Click the image to enlarge.
Ramirez played in only five games for the Rays, with one hit in 17 at-bats. Ramirez was a career .312 hitter with 555 home runs in 18-plus seasons, and he won 2 World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox.