MANNY Retires. Why?
Was it just a bad start to the 2011 season or was it more? DRUGS?? Rumors swirl and MLB has made their feelings known. Here is their statement plus more...
"Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez told Major League Baseball today that he is retiring after being notified of an issue that arose under MLB’s drug policy. The commissioner’s office announced Ramirez’s decision in a statement, but did not say whether he tested positive for a banned substance. Ramirez previously served a 50-game suspension for violating the drug policy while he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers."
"Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. 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."
Coward. Putz. Manny being Manny, I guess. MLB said it would have no further comment. NEITHER DO I. YET. More will be said about this by everyone starting in a couple of hours. Here on the east coast it's 5pm EDT.