Friday, April 8, 2011

Bye Bye Manny. Ramirez retires after being notified about an MLB drug policy issue.

Six games into his 19th season in the Major Leagues, Manny Ramirez has announced he is retiring.  This is on the heels of his notification of an issue under the MLB's drug policy.

The commissioner's office issued a statement Friday stating that rather than go through MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Ramirez decided to retire. There was no announcement whether or not Ramirez tested positive for a banned substance, but Manny has previously served a 50-game suspension for violating the drug policy while he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

So Manny will end his career as a 12 time All-Star selection, 9 time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2 time Hank Aaron Award winner, 2 time World Series champion wining the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in 2004, and having led the AL in batting average in 2002, home runs in 2004 and RBI’s in 1999.

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