Manny Suspended 50 Games

Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been suspended for 50 games for the use of performance enhancing drugs.

The suspension is similar to J.C Romero's. Manny was unaware the substance was banned. The substance that caused him to test positive was likely from a medication he received from a personal doctor for a medical problem.

Depending on rain outs, Manny will likely be back on the field on July 3.

Ramirez has been a key player for the first place Dodgers who set a modern day record for their 13-0 start at home. In 27 games, Manny is batting .348 with 6 HR and 20 RBI.

Manny will lose $7.7 million in salary for suspension.

Xavier Paul fill be called up from Triple-A to replace Manny on the Dodgers roster.

UPDATE (5:34 PM): The steroid Manny reportedly took was HCG, or human chorionic gonadatropin, a women's fertility drug. The drug is normally taken when a steroid user comes off a steroid cycle in order to restart testosterone production.

3 comments:

Jay Ballz said...

ah...that manny is crazier than ever. The Dodgers will definitely miss his output. Papelbon's comments about how he's glad it's not a Red Sox problem (anymore) were great.

Anyway, new Jeopardy coming on Friday. I know u enjoy those.

IRONPIGPEN said...

My brother's wife is not sad at all. Nor is he. They like the SF Giants! That's the big rivalry out West...

Nomad said...

for Manny's case (and everyone in his position) the "I didn't know" excuse expired a long time ago

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