It looks like Manny Ramirez wasn’t ready to call it quits from Major League Baseball (MLB) after all, the outfielder filed for reinstatement this week and hired new agents to find him a job.
Ramirez returned on April 8, 2011 after he was given a 100-game suspension for failing the MLB drug test for a second time. Rather than serve the ban Ramirez retired. According to the players union Ramirez will serve a 50-game suspension if picked up by an MLB team.
When all is said and done Ramirez will have missed 206-games when the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons are added together.
Before going into retirement Ramirez had just one hit in 17 at-bats with the Tampa Bay Rays where he served as a designated hitter.
During his impressive 19-year career Ramirez had 555 home runs with 1,841 RBIs and a .312 average. Ramirez was also a 12-time All-Star while his 21 grand slams are tied with Alex Rodriguez among all active players.
Of course all of Ramirez’s accomplishments have been brought into question following a second positive test for banned substances and after he was arrested on Sept. 12, 2011 on a charge of domestic battery after an incident involving his wife, to which he pled not guilty.
Do you think Manny Ramirez can make a comeback? Do you even care about Manny now that he’s proven to be yet another performance enhancing cheater?