'Embarrassed' Manny 'Beat Up' Over Test: Torre

Suspended slugger may face team on road trip next week
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2009 6:43 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, left, speaks while manager Joe Torre listens in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is "embarrassed" and "still beat up" over his failed drug test and 50-game suspension, Joe Torre told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not that he thinks it's unfair," Torre added. The Dodgers skipper talked to Ramirez yesterday. A source said Ramirez may finally face his teammates during their six-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Philadelphia. 

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who also talked to Ramirez, was initially furious. "I'd be lying to say I wasn't a little angry at first," McCourt said. But his feeling turned to "disappointment" in time. "I found him to be very sorrowful. He was very apologetic."