Manny Ramirez says he is retiring

Manny Ramirez says he is retiring

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball officials announced Friday they had been informed by Tampa Bay's Manny Ramirez that he is retiring.
Phillies' Oswalt OK after drive to head

Phillies' Oswalt OK after drive to head

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt emerged essentially unscathed after being hit in the head by a line drive during a Florida spring training game.
Rays introduce signees Damon, Ramirez

Rays introduce signees Damon, Ramirez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former Boston Red Sox teammates Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez were officially introduced Tuesday as new members of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Report: Damon, Ramirez headed to Tampa Bay

Report: Damon, Ramirez headed to Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez, who were previously teammates in Boston, have signed one-year deals with the Tampa Bay Rays, SI.com reported.
Manny Ramirez headed to White Sox

Manny Ramirez headed to White Sox

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Outfielder Manny Ramirez has been awarded to the Chicago White Sox, who claimed the slugger off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Report: Manny to White Sox in waiver deal

DENVER, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Veteran slugger Manny Ramirez is set to go from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Chicago White Sox, sources told SI.com Sunday.

Chisox awarded Ramirez off waivers

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox have been awarded Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez through a waiver claim, MLB.com confirmed Friday.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 4

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez, said to have been put on waivers prior to the game Wednesday, had an RBI and scored a run in helping the Los Angeles Dodgers edge Milwaukee 5-4.

Source: Dodgers put Ramirez on waivers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers placed slugger Manny Ramirez on waivers Wednesday, a source told the Los Angeles Times.
Manny Ramirez back on DL with calf strain

Manny Ramirez back on DL with calf strain

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez went back on the shelf with a calf injury Tuesday only two games after returning from the disabled list.
Dodgers place Manny Ramirez on DL

Dodgers place Manny Ramirez on DL

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed star outfielder Manny Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a nagging hamstring injury, the team said Saturday.

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, San Francisco 2

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 (UPI) -- Casey Blake smashed a two-run homer in the eighth inning Monday and the Los Angeles Dodgers hung on to defeat San Francisco 4-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers 9, New York Yankees 4

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- James Loney knocked in four runs Saturday to boost the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-4 victory over the New York Yankees in an inter-league game.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Cincinnati 2

CINCINNATI, June 16 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out seven Wednesday, Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Cincinnati 6-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 12, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, June 16 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez homered and drove in four runs and Rafael Furcal had five hits Tuesday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 12-0 rout of Cincinnati.
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Manny Ramirez
Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Ramirez takes warm up swings in the ondeck circle during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 27, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Manuel "Manny" Arístides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a retired Dominican-American professional baseball outfielder. He was recognized for great batting skill and power, a nine-time Silver Slugger and one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs. Ramirez's 21 grand slams are third all-time, and his 28 post-season home runs are the most by any player in MLB history. He was a fixture in the All-Star Game with 12 appearances including eleven consecutive beginning 1998.

Ramirez was allegedly among a group of 104 major league players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during 2003. In 2009 he was suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy by taking human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a women's fertility drug. According to steroid dealer Victor Conte, hCG is often used to restart natural testosterone production after a steroid cycle.

In 2011 Ramirez was informed of another violation of the drug policy, and he retired from baseball on April 8, 2011, rather than continue with the process entailed by a positive test, which would have included a 100-game suspension.

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