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