MLB season ends early for Brewer Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season after being tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Braun, the 29-year-old Los Angeles native, is the first player from Major League Baseball to be suspended after having connection with the Biogenesis lab.

MLB commissioner Bud Selig claims the suspension is effective immediately due to the fact that Braun’s action are a complete violation of his agreement with the league. Braun will also need to attend a drug prevention and treatment program.

Milwaukee’s outfielder will miss a total of 65 games and will cost him $3.85 million out of the $9.61 million he was expected to make this season.

So far this season Braun has played in 61 games and battled a nerve injury in his hand. Braun had also hit .298/.372/.498 (135 OPS+) with nine homeruns during that time.

The Biogenesis documents have shown more than 80 names of MLB players and just about 20 more of those will be facing possible suspension or other punishments.
Braun has accepted his actions and has apologized to the league, his team and fans.

Though it will be quite awhile until he gets to step onto the field, Braun is already anticipating his return.