Braun back in Milwaukee
Update: Yep, he’s at Miller Park catching up with teammates this afternoon. Here’s the original blog:
Ryan Braun was back in Milwaukee on Wednesday to meet with staffers of at least one of the charities for which he’d done work, though it was unclear whether the suspended slugger would have a visible presence at Miller Park during the Brewers’ final homestand.
The Brewers have five home games remaining, including Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs. Major League rules allow Braun to visit the ballpark, providing he is off the field before gates open to the public.
On Wednesday afternoon, he delivered lunch and spoke to employees of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Last year, Braun served as the honorary chair of AIDS Walk Wisconsin, an event that raised $361,392 for HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Braun has stayed mostly out of the public eye since accepting a season-ending suspension from MLB on July 22 but has spent the past month issuing apologies for his transgressions. On Aug. 22, he issued a statement acknowledging taking banned substances to recover from a leg injury late in the 2011 season and vowing to “share the lessons I learned with others so they don’t repeat my mistakes.”
“Moving forward,” Braun said then, “I want to be part of the solution and no longer part of the problem.”
If he visits Miller Park to informally catch up with Brewers teammates, Braun would have company. Injured first baseman Corey Hart, sidelined all season by surgeries on each of his knees, was expected to drop by Wednesday. Another injured Brewers mainstay, second baseman Rickie Weeks, has been rehabbing at home in Orlando.
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