Milwaukee Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun has been suspended, without pay, by Major League Baseball for the rest of the 2013 season for admitting his usage of performance enhancing drugs. Braun will miss the remaining 65 games of the season and lose out on about $3.4 million owed to him on his $8.5 million contract for this season.
After the 2011 season, Braun won his first Most Valuable Player Award. During his career, Braun is a five-time All-Star alongside winning Rookie of the Year in 2007, the Sliver Slugger Award five times and is a two-time member of the 30-30 club.
In 2011, Braun was linked to a failed drug test that was taken in October of the same year. Braun appealed a suspension and the decision was overturned in February of 2012, leading to Braun winning the appeal process. This past January, Braun was one of the players linked to the Biogenesis Clinic in Florida that alleged the players listed had purchased PEDs.
“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said. “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.” – via USA Today
It is unknown at this point who will take over in left field for the remainder of the season for Milwaukee.