From Tim Brown and Steve Henson at Yahoo! Sports:
A source close to Manny Ramirez said Thursday that the illegal substance for which the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger tested positive was not "an agent customarily used for performance enhancing."
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Major League Baseball notified Ramirez of the positive test after Wednesday night’s Dodger victory over the Washington Nationals. Ramirez admitted to having taken the substance in question and declined to appeal. His 50-game suspension begins today.
"The substance is not a steroid and it is not human-growth hormone," the source said.
Ramirez, the source said, acquired the substance through a prescription from a doctor in Miami for a medical condition the source would not divulge. The source intimated that Ramirez might bring legal action against the physician.
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