Manny Ramirez Fails Performance-Enhancing Drug Test

Manny Ramirez has failed a performance-enhancing drug test and has been suspended 50 games, effective immediately. Well ... I guess that's everyone! (Lots, lots more to come, obviously.)

The suspension will cost Ramirez $7.7 million, or roughly 31% of his $25-million salary. Players in violation of baseball's drug policy are not paid during suspensions.

Ramirez is expected to attribute the test results to medication received from a doctor for a personal medical issue, according to a source familiar with matter but not authorized to speak publicly.

[LA Times]