Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and will be suspended 50 games starting today, The Times has learned.Well, shit. SoSH says Gammons saying not steroids, but a prescription from his doctor that he was told was not banned by MLB (tic tacs?). We shall see.
The test result and suspension is expected to be announced later today.
The suspension will cost Ramirez $7.7 million, or roughly 31% of his $25-million salary. Players in violation of baseball's drug policy are not paid during suspensions.
Ramirez is expected to attribute the test results to medication received from a doctor for a personal medical issue, according to a source familiar with matter but not authorized to speak publicly. ...
Ramirez would become the biggest star suspended under an oft-criticized major league testing program that started in 2003. He had been a model citizen since arriving in Los Angeles last August, following a stormy tenure with the Boston Red Sox. ...
May 7, 2009
Manny Tests Positive For PEDs, Suspended 50 Games
Los Angeles Times:
by allan at 11:56 AM