(NEW YORK) -- We may not have seen the last of Manny Ramierz after all. According to ESPN, Ramirez has officially been reinstated by Major League Baseball from the voluntary reitrement list.
It gets even better for Ramirez. Instead of serving out his 100-game suspension for a second positive test related to performance enhancing drugs, his punishment has been reduced to 50 games. His first suspension came during the 2009 season while he was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers where he was forced to sit out 50-games.
We last saw the 39-year Ramierz in a major leauge unifom this past season when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. He time with the Rays was brief to say the least. He signed a one-year $2 million contract with the team but appeared in just five games and managed only one single in 17 plate appearances. He was suspended by Major League Baseball and decided to retire instead of serving out his supsension.
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