Position: Left Field
Performance Enhancing Drug of Choice: HCG, Anabolic Steroids (Testosterone)
Excuse: Received a medication he did not know was banned.
Like many players accused of juicing, the former Dodgers slugger had an excuse. And much like the rest of Manny Ramirez’s career, it was way out there: he blamed his positive test on artificial testosterone and the female fertility drug, hCG. In a statement, Ramirez said a physician “gave me a medication, not a steroid,” but unfortunately, “the medication was banned under our drug policy.” After serving a 50-game suspension in 2009, Ramirez returned to the lineup, to continue his pursuit of 600 home runs. But two years later, Ramirez abruptly retired after he reportedly tested positive again for a PED. In 2011, he petitioned to be reinstated in Major League Baseball and briefly signed with the Oakland A’s before asking to be released in June 2012.