MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Ryan Braun saw his Brewer teammates yesterday for the first time in almost two months. Although he got a season-ending drug suspension in late July, he's still allowed to be at the ballpark before the games.
He did not talk to the media, and there was no indication that he would. Manager Ron Roenicke said there was not a team meeting in the clubhouse, and it was nothing more than an informal visit. The skipper said the Brewers' players and staff were happy to see him.
Roenicke said he arranged the Braun visit in advance -- and the suspended slugger said he didn't want to be a distraction. Roenicke said he assured Braun that he wouldn't be. The skipper was not sure if Braun would make another appearance before the end of the season. While in Milwaukee yesterday, Braun also paid a visit to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. He was last year's honorary chairman of the Wisconsin AIDS Walk.
Also yesterday, injured Brewers' first baseman Corey Hart paid a visit to his teammates and staff. Roenicke said both players reminded him what the Brewers were missing this year. Hart never played this season after surgeries on both his knees.