Red Sox react to Manny's retirement

Former teammates share thoughts on sudden announcement by Manny Ramirez

Updated: April 8, 2011, 11:08 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It didn't take long for the Boston Red Sox players to learn that former teammate Manny Ramirez had decided to retire after, sources told ESPN.com, he violated Major League Baseball's drug policy for the second time in a year and a half and was facing a 100-game suspension. During the Sox's 9-6 victory over the New York Yankees in the home opener Friday afternoon at Fenway Park, players were in the dugout when they learned the news, including good friend David Ortiz.

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