Manny Ramirez is calling it quits after being informed of an issue under Major League Baseball's drug treatment program, Major League Baseball said Friday.
"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," the statement said.
Ramirez finishes his career as a lifetime .312 hitter with 555 career home runs and 1,329 RBIs. Ramirez was a 12-time All-Star selection and the 2004 World Series MVP.
In 2009, Ramirez was suspended for 50 games after violating the league's drug policy.FULL STORY