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Ramirez hasn't played in the big leagues since April 2011.
Two failed drug tests since 2009—and possibly a third violation in 2003, writes Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times—make Manny Ramirez a poor role model.
But cheating is only a subset of his deplorable actions. Before any of that became public, the slugger forced his way out of Boston by fighting with Kevin Youkilis and 64-year-old traveling secretary Jack McCormick (separate instances), and faking a knee injury (via Roger Rubin, Daily News).
"Manny being Manny" just means trouble for everybody else.
Ramirez isn't retired from professional baseball.
“I’m not thinking about the big leagues now,” he said after homering for Las Aguilas Eagles of the Dominican League last month. The 40-year-old added, however, that "if any offer, then I’ll think of baseball.”
The Oakland Athletics signed him to a minor league contract for the 2012 season and released him in June. Hopefully, no MLB team is foolish enough to give him another opportunity.