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On the same weekend Pedro Martinez announced his intention to retire, one of his most colorful and controversial teammates has decided to make a comeback.
Manny Ramirez, who retired in April following a second violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, plans to resume his playing career, a major-league source told FOXSports.com.
Ramirez has hired Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro as his agents and has applied for reinstatement from MLB's voluntary retired list, the source said.
Ramirez, 39, will be eligible to play again after serving a 50-game suspension under baseball's drug testing program. He appeared in five games with the Tampa Bay Rays this year, going 1 for 17 with zero extra-base hits.
Ramirez, who hasn't played organized baseball in eight months, was arrested in Broward County, Fla., in September and charged with domestic battery.
Ramirez's use of banned substances, which came to light late in his career, sullied what once appeared to be certain Hall of Fame credentials. He was the 2004 World Series MVP, made 12 All-Star teams and hit 555 home runs in a 19-year career.
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Pedro Martinez, who put together one of the best four-year stretches as a starter in Major League history, has told MLB.com he's soon planning to officially announce his official retirement.
Manny Ramirez is done with being done.
After being drug tested into retirement last April, the 39-year-old slugger is planning a comeback and wants to sign with a team for the 2012 season.
The news was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports on Sunday afternoon:
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