Major League Baseball issued a statement Friday saying that former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has notified MLB that he is retiring.
The statement read as follows: “Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Rather than continue with the process under the Program, Ramirez has informed MLB that he is retiring as an active player. If Ramirez seeks reinstatement in the future, the process under the Drug Program will be completed. MLB will not have any further comment on this matter."
Multiple reports state that Ramirez failed a MLB drug test during spring training, and would have faced a 100-game suspension if he failed to retire. Ramirez had already served a 50-game suspension in 2009 for violating MLB's drug policy.
Ramirez had been missing from the Tampa Bay Rays lineup for what was being classified as "...
In the fifth episode of the It Is What It Is Cast, Christopher Price and DJ Bean look at five first-round prospects and whether they are fits in New England. (Among those put in the spotlight are North Carolina’s Robert Quinn, Alabama’s Mark Ingram and Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo.) They also discuss Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, a player on whom the two simply can’t agree. To check out the complete podcast, click here. And for more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Rajon Rondo and Delonte West will undergo tests, including MRI's, Sunday afternoon, which will help determine their availability for Game 4 against Miami on Monday. "Right now we’re going to go with they’re all playing," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "[Shaquille O'Neal] as well. He had the typical swelling that we assumed he’d have. He’s just going to have that for the rest of this year."
The initial diagnosis for Rondo was a dislocated left elbow, but they haven't ruled out a fracture. "It was far more painful today in some ways," Rivers said. "A lot of swelling."
West injured his left shoulder in the first half Saturday night. He returned, but was still in pain. "With Delonte it will come down to what he can tolerate," Rivers said.
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MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon to talk about the Red Sox on Opening Day at Fenway Park. Millar isn't too concerned with the Red Sox' 0-6 start.
"This team's good. They're going to be fine," he said. "They've gotten off to a tough start. OK, great. They're coming back home. They're coming back to their music. They're digging in their batter's box. And if you're the Yankees, you'd better take advantage of them right now. If you're the Red Sox, the Yankees are coming to town at almost the right time, because this team will be good.
"I don't care what anybody says. They pitch, they have bullpen and their offense … when that heats up there in Fenway Park, they're going to score runs 'til the sun goes down."
Millar said the Sox' biggest concern is the batting order. "I don't think they know where to hit everybody," Millar said,...
Red Sox skipper Terry Francona knows everyone at Fenway Park will have a special feeling today but admitted Friday morning that it would be a lot better if the team we're playing well and not 0-6.
"Home openers are so cool for anybody that likes baseball," Francona said. "I'd be lying a little bit if I [didn't] say we're not happy with where we're at. So that takes a little fun out of the pageantry. We have to remind ourselves it is a long year and it's our responsiblity to make it good and not to be hanging our heads and be pouting and feel sorry for ourselves. But I do think think things like Opening Day are...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.
Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.
Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.
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