23 Jul 2013

Braun suspended for violating MLB drug policy

10:55 am on 23 July 2013

Major League Baseball has suspended former National League most valuable player Ryan Braun for the rest of the season for violating the league's joint drug prevention and treatment program.

The suspension will keep the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder out of the final 65 games of the 2013 season and any potential playoff games.

MLB did not specify why Braun had been suspended, though the 29-year-old is among at least 20 players in the league who have been implicated in the Biogenesis doping scandal which is being investigated by the commissioner's office.