(CBS/AP) — Manny Ramirez has sent a letter to Major League Baseball announcing his retirement after being notified of an issue under MLB’s drug policy.
Statement from MLB:
“Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the statement said. “Rather than continue with the process under the Program, Ramirez has informed MLB that he is retiring as an active player. If Ramirez seeks reinstatement in the future, the process under the Drug Program will be completed. MLB will not have any further comment on this matter.”

He has previously served a 50-game suspension for violating the drug policy while he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Comments (7)
  1. jaided says:

    now we know how the red sox finally won the series.

  2. duh says:

    Name sounds familiar..? Can’t place it tho…

  3. ScottyBudLite says:

    Last I heard, the name was associated with the Chicago White Sox. Saw him ground our 3X at Anaheim Stadium in Aug 2010. Even the OC booed him.

  4. Jerry Archer says:

    Baseball bean berry berry good to me!!!

  5. Crazy Irish says:

    He sucks ever since being busted for steroids. Stole 25 million from Dodgers last year. Red Sox world series wins are tainted.

  6. Clayton Bigsby says:

    Manny just bought his ticket out of the HOF, getting caught twice in two years is pretty dumb or pretty arrogant. We all know that he was a great natural hitter, but now his homerun power has to come into question. He also probably knew all along that if he got caught again, he would just retire with quarter billion dollars he’s made playing baseball.


  7. Randy says:

    Arrogant??? Manny??? You don’t say…….

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