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Manny Ramirez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs

May 7, 2009 | 10:18 am

Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and has been suspended 50 games starting today, Major League Baseball confirmed.

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.

The Times first reported this early this morning. 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 the  matter but not authorized to speak publicly.

The Dodgers informed triple-A outfielder Xavier Paul this morning that he was being promoted to Los Angeles.

-- Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez


Full story: Manny Ramirez suspended 50 games for positive drug test

Ramirez's statement on suspension

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