Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manny Ramirez announced that he would retire from baseball after being handed a 100 game suspension. Ramirez tested positive for performance enhancing drugs for the second time in his career and would miss most of the season as punishment. Rather than serve the sentence the 38 year old with 555 career home runs said good-bye to professional baseball.
“I’m at ease,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com via phone from his home in Miami. “God knows what’s best [for me]. I’m now an officially retired baseball player. I’ll be going away on a trip to Spain with my old man.”
Ramirez tested positive for a banned substance in 2009 when he was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He served a 50 game suspension.
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