WBT Sports Update: Rays slugger Ramirez tells MLB he's retiring
NEW YORK (AP)
slugger has notified that he is retiring after being notified of an issue under MLB's drug policy. The commissioner's office issued a statement Friday that said Ramirez decided to retire rather than go through MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The statement did not say whether Ramirez tested positive for a banned substance. He has previously served a 50-game suspension for violating the drug policy while he was with the . MLB declined to comment further.
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