Indians’ Jose Ramirez appears to deny ‘fake news’ PED report
Contrary to an Internet rumor that gained a bit of steam on Tuesday, Jose Ramirez does not appear to have a suspension for PEDs incoming.
A Dominican blog called “WIKIRD” posted a seemingly unsubstantiated story linking the Cleveland Indians infielder to the use of performance-enhancing drugs and the accompanying 80-game suspension under MLB policy.
— Nelson villanueva (@villanuevaharol) May 29, 2018
Shortly after the story was published, Ramirez posted a tweet where he appeared to deny the rumors, calling them “fake news.”
— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) May 29, 2018
The post was apparently a big enough deal that Indians manager Terry Francona even took some time to respond to it. Francona said that there was no truth to the rumors and that Ramirez “got a big kick” out of them, also adding that the league had not informed them of any supposed violation.
— John Alfes (@JohnAlfes) May 29, 2018
Ramirez, 25, is batting .291 with 15 homers and 37 RBIs so far this season for the AL Central-leading Indians. He’s not the only Cleveland player who has had to shoot down unfounded rumors about himself in recent days either.
H/T Let’s Go Tribe