Manny Ramirez Return Possibly On Hold After He Learns He Still Faces 50-Game Suspension

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Manny Ramirez will attempt to maintain his athletics by exercising with patrons of the local YMCA while he sits out the next 50 games.

Phoenix, AZ—Smiles of joy were replaced with frowns of confusion last week when recently un-retired slugger Manny Ramirez showed up to Oakland A’s spring training but was told he still had to miss the first 50 games of the 2012 season as punishment for his failure of another drug test last year.

Ramirez said he was “stoked” to return to baseball with Oakland after “retiring” during the first month of the 2011 season after playing five games for the Tampa Bay Rays. “I can’t wait to suit up and play baseball in Oakland,” Ramirez said as he walked into the clubhouse upon his arrival in Phoenix. “I love the east coast. Oakland is great.”
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