It looks like Manny Ramirez didn’t want to deal with those drug tests. Instead of going down that rat hole, the 18 year MLB star decided today to announce his retirement. The dude was kinda nuts, but he could hit: He has a .312 career batting average with 1,831 RBIs and 555 HR’s.
In a statement from Major League Baseball:
“Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the statement said. “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. MLB will not have any further comment on this matter.”