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Another Blow to Baseball: Manny Ramirez Suspended 50 Games

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Baseball did not need this.

In a season that has been overshadowed by steroid news surrounding the game's brightest star, it's best on-field story has now also been ruined by drug use.

Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games for violating the MLB joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in the same week a book was released accusing Alex Rodriguez of being basically a life-long steroid user.

Ramirez says the substance he took that violated the policy was prescribed by a doctor. For full details, read the story from Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez at the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers are 21-8, have won all of their 13 games at home and have already built a...

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