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Movement afoot to cut Ramirez’s suspension

Major League Baseball and the players’ association are working on an agreement to cut Manny Ramirez’s drug suspension from 100 games to 50 because he already sat out most of last season.

Having already served a 50-game ban for violating baseball’s drug agreement in 2009, Ramirez faced a 100-game suspension last spring for a second offense. But rather than serve the penalty, he told the commissioner’s office he was quitting.