Ramirez Unretiring

by pops on December 4, 2011

Jon Morosi is reporting on Fox Sports that baseball bad-boy Manny Ramirez is planning on a comeback.

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Ramirez has applied for reinstatement from MLB’s voluntary retirement list but would first have to serve a 50-game suspension for his past use of banned substances before being eligible to play.

Ramirez’ played only 5 games in 2011 before retiring and also was charged with domestic battery in September.

His track record makes him a long shot for a successful comeback but some team will no doubt look at his 555 career home runs and decide he’s worth the risk.

UPDATE:

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Mannie’s suspension was for 100 games. The players’ union is apparently arguing that he effectively served the suspension last year (post “retirement”). MLB views the situation differently. The 50-game suspension is viewed as a likely compromise.

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