Red Sox defeat Braves 4-0

John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox notched their season-high third straight victory, 4-0 over the Atlanta Braves.
Sammy Sosa to follow Manny Ramirez back to Chicago Cubs?

Sammy Sosa to follow Manny Ramirez back to Chicago Cubs?

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) --Ever since the Cubs hired Manny Ramirez to work with the organization's Triple-A Iowa team, there has been speculation Sammy Sosa may also be hired back.
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Rangers release Manny Ramirez from minor-league contract

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday they have released doping-tainted veteran slugger Manny Ramirez from his minor-league contract.

Texas Rangers sign Manny Ramirez to minor league contract

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 3 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers Wednesday agreed to terms with 12-time major league all-star and two-time doping-tainted outfielder Manny Ramirez on a minor league contract.

Manny Ramirez leaving Taiwan baseball

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 19 (UPI) -- Former Major League Baseball slugger Manny Ramirez is leaving the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan, the team says.
Report: A-Rod linked to purchase of Biogenesis records

Report: A-Rod linked to purchase of Biogenesis records

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball has evidence showing a representative of Alex Rodriguez bought medical records linking him to banned substances, The New York Times said.

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Montero, Braun drawn into doping scandal

Montero, Braun drawn into doping scandal

MIAMI, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun and veteran Seattle catcher Jesus Montero are the latest big leaguers linked a Florida clinic at the center of a doping scandal.

Miami clinic said linked to sports figures

MIAMI, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The records of a defunct Miami clinic linked to steroids contain the names of a number of famous sports figures, the Miami New Times reported Tuesday.
Manny Ramirez, A's agree on contract

Manny Ramirez, A's agree on contract

PHOENIX, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez, who faces a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, has signed a minor-league deal with Oakland, the Athletics said Monday.

Manny Ramirez cleared for comeback

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Slugger Manny Ramirez has been cleared to come out of retirement by Major League Baseball.
Manny Ramirez seeks reinstatement by MLB

Manny Ramirez seeks reinstatement by MLB

DALLAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball says Manny Ramirez applied for reinstatement with the goal of catching on with a new team as the Winter Meetings get under way in Dallas.
Ramirez pleads innocent to hitting wife

Ramirez pleads innocent to hitting wife

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez pleaded not guilty in Florida Friday to a charge that he hit his wife.
Rockies' Alfonzo suspended for 100 games

Rockies' Alfonzo suspended for 100 games

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Wednesday it has suspended Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo 100 games after a second positive doping test.
Manny Ramirez released from Florida jail

Manny Ramirez released from Florida jail

WESTON, Fla., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former Major League Baseball star Manny Ramirez was released from a jail in Florida Tuesday after being charged in an alleged domestic altercation.
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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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