Manuel Arstides 'Manny' Ramrez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a Dominican-American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter. He is currently an unsigned free agent, following a 2nd suspenstion for violating Major League Baseball's substance abuse policy. Ramirez is recognized for great batting skill and power, a nine-time Silver Slugger and one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs. His 21 grand slams are third all-time, 29 post-season home runs the most in big league history. He appeared in 12 All-Star Games, a streak of eleven consecutive beginning in 1998 including every season that he played with the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez was allegedly among a group of 104 major league players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during 2003. In 2009 he was suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy by taking human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a women's fertility drug.
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