Ramirez is nearing the end of a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's substance-abuse policy. The suspended outfielder is expected to join the Dodgers' Triple-A team in Albuquerque, N.M., for a four-game series starting Tuesday.
Ramirez then will go to Class A Inland Empire for a three-game series starting June 27. Following that stint, he'll work out in Los Angeles on July 1, travel with the Dodgers to San Diego on July 2 and rejoin the lineup on July 3 against the Padres.
As far as Manny's rehab schedule goes, it previously had been reported his treatment would start next Thursday at Inland Empire.
Dodgers' star Manny Ramirez is expected to receive a 50 game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. The suspension will be officially announced today and will last until July 3rd. Manny is blaming the positive drug test on prescribed medication.
He signed a two-year contract, $45 million deal with the Dodgers. If suspended, it will cost him 7.7 million dollars.
Ramirez is batting .348 with six home runs for the Dodgers, who have the best record in baseball at 21-8.
Pre-meditated plan for MORE media coverage? Why put yourself out there if you know you are required to drug test. Comments/Thoughts?
Tom Brady had a 2nd surgery on his knee which he injured in the first game of the season where he injured his ACL and MCL. The reason the 2nd surgery was needed was to clear out an infection....The Tony Romo-less Cowboys got spanked by the St Louis Rams as Romo was not able to play with his broken pinkie. As we stated last week, the Cowboys season is ova! Well, we knew that it would be over before the season started. That's my team, but it's truth.....Richard Collier, the Jacksonville Jaguar player who was shot last month 16 times and had to have his leg amputated may be breathing a little easier tonight. The person who shot him may have been arrested Saturday Night.....The Boston Red Sox came back from 3 games to 1 down to lose it in game 7. The Rays will take on The Philly's of Game 1 of the ho-hum World Series this week. The Dodgers with Manny went as far as the Sox did without Manny.....
The Dodgers won thier 2nd playoff game in 20 years, knocking off the Chicago Cubs. 7-2 was the final score I believe and all the Dodger runs came off of home run smacks including a grand slam by James Loney.
The Dodgers are the bad guys in the situation. Why are we the bad guys? We haven't won a world series in 20 years. We haven't won a playoff game in 20 years. Right now a guy in Chicago is saying 20 years ain't jack docfb!
The Cubbies have not won a a World Series in 100 years! Yup. 100 years. Yes, they have won playoff series but a 100 years is a 100 years.
Let me say this straight up; If the Cubs were not playing the Dodgers, I would be rooting for them. I want to see them win one in my lifetime.
The reason I don't see it happening at least right now? The Cubs fans, the Cubs players and the Cubs coaches. They had that look on thier faces that they believe the curse of the billy goat and Steve Bartman. They believe that ish.
Now, they are facing the person who ended the curse of the Bambino, Manny Ramirez, who now for everyone may just have the curse to end all curses; the Curse of the Mambino!-Dr.FB