ESPN announced during the 6pm Sportscenter that Manny Ramirez reportedly tested positve for HCG – a woman’s fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body’s natural testotsterone production.
Apparently Ramirez tested positive for high levels of testosterone in spring training and resulting tests indicated that not all of the testosterone was natural. Baseball investigators then found documents indicting Ramirez used HCG.
Ramirez could have got a waiver from MLB to use the drug if it was really necessary for health reasons. Thus when he explained that a doctor prescribed it for health reasons, MLB did not trust the explanation.
ESPN also reported that Ramirez found out about the suspension during Wednesday night’s game and after he left the field in the seventh inning he also left the clubhouse and was not seen after the game.