June 17, 2021

Brewers OF Ryan Braun says this could be his final season (ESPN)

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledges the possibility this might be his final season.

“There’s at least a chance this is my last fan fest as a player,” he said Sunday during the Brewers’ annual winter fan festival and convention. “You definitely get a little nostalgic and think about how quickly it goes by. I’ve thought about it a little bit, but for me, the goal is always to stay fully present and try to be the best version of myself as a player this year, and then figure out the future when I get through the season.”

Braun, 36, is entering the final year of a five-year, $105 million contract. His 13-year career thus far has included the highs of winning the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2011 and the lows of serving a 65-game suspension in 2013 when an investigation linked him to the Biogenesis scandal.

When Braun returned from that suspension in 2014, a series of issues with his back and thumb robbed him of the power he’d flashed earlier in the career. But he’s enjoyed a resurgence over the past few seasons and quietly put together one of the Brewers’ most consistent performances in 2019, when he batted .285 with a .343 on-base…

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