Manny Ramirez Retires!

Manny Ramirez has decided to call it quits. Manny was informed by Major League Baseball that he had an drug issue under investigation by the League which would result in some sort of disciplinary action.  It looks like Manny decided to quit than face those consequences.

“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.”

The prolific hitter was entering his 18th Season in the majors and his first with the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramirez has played with the Cleveland Indians,Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Rays. He has a .312 career batting average with 1,831 RBIs and 555 homers.

Is this another case of Manny being Manny? or do you really think he intends to follow through?