Braun visits Brewer teammates

Also makes personal appearance in Milwaukee
Braun visits Brewer teammates

Suspended slugger Ryan Braun has visited the Milwaukee Brewers for the first time since telling his teammates in July that he accepted a 65-game ban as a result of baseball’s investigation into a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that Braun had wanted to visit his teammates for a while but didn’t want to be a distraction. Roenicke said Braun just stopped by to say hello.

Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone in October of his 2011 NL MVP season, but his 50-game suspension was overturned when an arbitrator ruled that the urine sample was mishandled. He then agreed to the longer penalty July 22.

The five-time All-Star visited the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin earlier Wednesday.