Manny Ramirez: “Disappointed in himself”

Retired Ramirez speaks with Rays manager Maddon

      BOSTON (AP) – Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon says he's spoken
to Manny Ramirez since the slugger retired while facing a 100-game
drug ban.
      Maddon says Ramirez told him he was “disappointed in himself.”
      Maddon did not say when the conversation with Ramirez took
place. Ramirez walked away last Friday after testing positive for a
performance-enhancing drug. He previously served a 50-game ban for
violating the drug policy.
      Tampa Bay played Monday night at Boston. The AL champions went
into the game with a 1-8 record that was the worst in the majors.
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