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2086853 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2011-12-04 20:16:07.0 UTC 2011-12-04T15:16:07.000-05:00 content/manny-seeks-reinstatement-rays-not-expected-be-interested published 2012-01-03 05:41:03.0 UTC 2012-01-03T00:41:03.000-05:00 drupal 30242 UPDATE: MLB late Sunday put out a release confirming that Ramirez has applied for reinstatement and that there is a deal to reduce the ban to 50 games. The Rays are not expected to have interest. BREAKING: Manny Ramirez, whose career appeared to end with the Rays in disgrace last April when he failed a second drug test, is planning to play again, FoxSports.com reported Sunday. Ramirez opted to retire after receiving word of the failed test and accompanying 100-game suspension, leaving the Rays without a key piece of their lineup. But Fox reported Sunday he plans to seek reinstatement and would have to serve only a 50-game suspension. Since leaving the Rays, Ramirez also was arrested on charges of domestic abuse, which is likely to give some teams even more pause. The Fox report: Manny Ramirez, who retired in April following a second violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, plans to resume his playing career, a major-league source told FOXSports.com. Ramirez has hired Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro as his agents and has applied for reinstatement from MLB’s voluntary retired list, the source said. Ramirez, 39, will be eligible to play again after serving a 50-game suspension under baseball’s drug testing program. He appeared in five games with the Tampa Bay Rays this year, going 1 for 17 with zero extra-base hits. Ramirez, who hasn’t played organized baseball in eight months, was arrested in Broward County, Fla., in September and charged with domestic battery. Ramirez’s use of banned substances, which came to light late in his career, sullied what once appeared to be certain Hall of Fame credentials. He was the 2004 World Series MVP, made 12 All-Star teams and hit 555 home runs in a 19-year career. Marc Topkin rays Manny Ramirez Manny seeks reinstatement; Rays not expected to be interested templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/rays/2011/12/04/30242-manny-seeks-reinstatement-rays-not-expected-be-interested BlogArticle 2012-11-11 03:05:43.0 UTC 2012-11-10T22:05:43.000-05:00 UPDATE: MLB late Sunday put out a release confirming that Ramirez has applied for reinstatement and that there is a deal to reduce the ban to 50 games. The Rays are not expected to have interest.Manny RamirezManny RamirezMarc Topkin 380332 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 marc-topkin published 2013-02-18 17:30:43.0 UTC 2013-02-18T12:30:43.000-05:00 Marc Topkin <p>Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the <i>Times</i> since 1987 &mdash; from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745506 Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the Times since 1987 — from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8801</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:topkin@tampabay.com">topkin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/">The Heater</a></p> <p>Twitter: @TBTimes_Rays</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste"></div> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2012/topkin.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745506-marc-topkin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 2268378 2016-03-08 17:06:47.0 UTC 6 Months Ago for-starters-rays-at-tigers-with-erasmo-pitching rays Tigers rough up Ramirez in 6-5 win over Rays BlogArticle 2283729 2016-06-30 18:36:53.0 UTC 2 Months Ago for-starters-rays-vs-tigers-seeking-two-straight rays For starters: Rays vs. Tigers, seeking two straight BlogArticle 2284774 2016-07-09 16:34:14.0 UTC 1 Month Ago for-starters-rays-at-red-sox-seeking-a-change rays For starters: Rays at Red Sox, seeking a change BlogArticle <p>UPDATE:&nbsp;MLB late Sunday put out a release confirming that Ramirez has applied for reinstatement and that there is a deal to reduce the ban to 50 games. The Rays are not expected to have interest.</p> <p>BREAKING:&nbsp;Manny&nbsp;Ramirez, whose career appeared to end with the Rays&nbsp;in disgrace last April when he failed a second drug test, is planning to play again, <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Manny-Ramirez-seeks-return-in-2012-ending-retirement-120411">FoxSports.com reported Sunday</a>.</p> <p>Ramirez opted to retire after receiving word of the failed test and accompanying 100-game suspension, leaving the Rays without a key piece of their lineup.</p> <p>But Fox reported Sunday he plans to seek reinstatement and would have to serve only a 50-game suspension.&nbsp; Since leaving the Rays, Ramirez also was arrested on charges of domestic abuse, which is likely to give some teams even more pause.</p> <p><strong>The Fox report:</strong></p> <p>Manny Ramirez, who retired in April following a second violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, plans to resume his playing career, a major-league source told FOXSports.com.</p> <p>Ramirez has hired Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro as his agents and has applied for reinstatement from MLB’s voluntary retired list, the source said.</p> <p>Ramirez, 39, will be eligible to play again after serving a 50-game suspension under baseball’s drug testing program. He appeared in five games with the Tampa Bay Rays this year, going 1 for 17 with zero extra-base hits.</p> <p>Ramirez, who hasn’t played organized baseball in eight months, was arrested in Broward County, Fla., in September and charged with domestic battery.</p> <p>Ramirez’s use of banned substances, which came to light late in his career, sullied what once appeared to be certain Hall of Fame credentials. He was the 2004 World Series MVP, made 12 All-Star teams and hit 555 home runs in a 19-year career.<br /> &nbsp;</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:54:48