Ryan Braun Has Positive Drug Test
National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested optimistic for a banned material and is appealing to stay away from a 50-game suspension, in accordance to people acquainted with the case.
ESPN cited two sources Saturday in first reporting the outcome, saying the Milwaukee Brewers slugger tested optimistic for elevated levels of testosterone, adding that a later on check by the World Anti-Doping Company lab in Montreal decided the testosterone was synthetic.
Main League Baseball does not announce optimistic assessments and penalties in drug cases involving first positives until finally all arbitration is concluded. The case is even now being appealed to an arbitrator beneath MLB’s drug software.
If suspended, Braun wouldn’t be eligible to engage in for the NL Central champions till Could 31 at Dodger Stadium, barring any postponements. He would miss the 1st 57 times of the main league time, losing about $one.87 million of his $six million wage.
The 28-calendar year-outdated Braun, the 2007 NL Rookie of the Yr, strike .312 with 33 homers and 111 RBIs previous period and led Milwaukee to the NL championship series, in which the Brewers dropped to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Braun currently was signed by way of 2015 when the Brewers gave him a new deal working through 2020 that added $105 million and guaranteed him a total of $145.5 million around a decade.