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Manny Ramirez Retires After Testing Positive for Drugs

Tampa : FL : USA | Apr 09, 2011 at 9:33 AM PDT
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Manny Ramirez Retires From MLB

On Friday, Manny Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays announced that he will be retiring from baseball. Ramirez tested positive for a performance enhancing drug during training camp. Ramirez would have been facing a 100 game suspension after serving a 50 game suspension last season for the same issue. A statement from the MLB read "Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," Ramirez will be able to retire an active player because of his choice to retire, but if he chooses to seek reinstatement he would have to follow the drug program.

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