PHOENIX – NL MVP Ryan Braun has reported to spring training, one day after his suspension for a positive drug test was overturned.
Braun arrived at the Milwaukee Brewers' facility at about 9:40 a.m. Friday, walking through the complex's front doors to avoid reporters and camera crews waiting in back at the clubhouse entrance. Braun kissed his girlfriend before joining his teammates, many of whom had wondered whether he would have to serve a 50-game suspension for testing positive in October for elevated testosterone.
Braun, who hit 332 with 33 homers and 111 RBIs last year, is the first Major League Baseball player to have his suspension lifted by an arbitrator for a drug-related penalty.
Braun will speak to media later on the field. The Brewers hold their first full-squad workout Saturday.