Very soon, Manny Ramirez‘s 50 game suspension will be over. As of May 30th, which also happens to be his 40th birthday, Ramirez is eligible again.
“I will be ready. I’m going to go crazy to please the fans,” he said to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Ramirez received a 100 game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his career early in the 2011 season. Rather than serve the suspension, Ramirez at the time opted to announce his retirement. This off-season, Ramirez announced he would return to baseball and the league reduced his suspension to 50 games.
Ramirez signed a minor league deal with the Oakland A‘s in February and has been training with the team’s extended spring training camp in Phoenix since the start of the regular season.
Ramirez is a .312 career hitter with 555 home runs, 1831 RBI and is a 12 time All-Star and 2004 World Series MVP.