PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun’s navy blue No. 8 uniform hangs in one of his corner lockers with a pair of perfectly crisp white pants. Four shoeboxes are stacked in his second space.
The wait for Milwaukee’s NL MVP is on. The Brewers expect to hear any day whether arbitrator Shyam Das will uphold Braun’s 50-game suspension for a positive drug test.
In the meantime, the team is moving forward in preparations for what manager Ron Roenicke expects to be a different formula for winning without departed slugger Prince Fielder and perhaps Braun, too. Outfielder Nyjer Morgan is among a large contingent of position players already in camp ahead of Saturday’s first full-squad workout.