Monday, May 25, 2009

Manny Sneaks into Dodger Stadium for a Workout

From Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:

Outfielder Manny Ramirez worked out at Dodger Stadium on Monday morning for the first time since he was suspended for violating the MLB drug policy on May 7.

With his teammates in Denver to face the Rockies in a Memorial Day game, Ramirez returned to California from his Florida home and apparently will continue working out at Chavez Ravine while the club is out of town through the week, playing in Colorado, then in Chicago against the Cubs.

There also has been talk of Ramirez working out at the club's Camelback Ranch complex in Arizona.

UPDATE:

From Dylan Hernandez at the LA Times:

Ramirez hit, ran, threw and did some strength training at the ballpark, from which he had kept his distance until Monday. [...]

Ramirez plans to maintain a low public profile, according to sources with knowledge of the situation who did not want to be identified because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter. The All-Star outfielder won't address the media this week and is expected to offer few details about his use of banned substances when he does. [...]

League rules would permit Ramirez to play in as many as 10 minor league games at the end of his suspension to prepare for his return.

8 comments:

Penos Cabell said...

I was hoping Manny was staying in shape while suspended. There will be many doubters who say he can't be a good hitter without the help of PEDs or steroids or whatever. He needs to prove himself. Manny must stay in shape and come back at full strength.

Nic j said...

maybe he just wanted a dodger dog and some garlic fries.

Andrew said...

He was seen playing in the new beach section. Manny loved Baywatch as a kid and thus always wanted to be a lifeguard.

Dusty Baker said...

Probably need to pick up all that mail he had forwarded to 90090.

Steve Sax said...

Glad he was there when the media wasn't. Good for Manny.

rbnlaw said...

Manny who? We have a left fielder, and his name is BEAST MODE.

Orel said...

How quickly things change.

rbnlaw said...

And you thought "1984" was fiction.