When will Ryan Braun finally talk?
Ryan Braun.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - Suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has kept relative public silence since Major League Baseball ruled he couldn't play for the remainder of the 2013 season.
When will he finally talk again in a public setting about his connections to the Biogenesis firm which led to the suspension?
"I don't know if it will be soon. I haven't heard any rumblings of it. That's up to Ryan Braun," said Journal Sentinel Brewers beat writer and 620WTMJ "Brewers 360" contributor Tom Haudricourt on "Wisconsin's Morning News."
"Last time I talked to the team, they're waiting to hear from him, when he wants to do it. He's certainly not obligated to do it in any future date. I think that he will, but I'm just not sure about the timing of it."
Haudricourt says a public statement from Braun probably will come between now and the start of the 2014 season, but he expressed doubt that Braun would be highly specific about what he did wrong.
"None of those (players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal) have been specific. There's vague references of making mistakes, but I haven't seen any transparency from anybody in Biogenesis."
Braun has been given permission to train with the team, but he has not chosen to stay at Miller Park and work out with the Brewers.
Haudricourt suspects that Braun won't for the rest of 2013.
"It would be too much of a distraction. Let's not forget he had a bad thumb anyway. He's probably not in a workout mode in terms of swinging a bat," said Haudricourt.
"I don't think there's any way it would benefit him being around the club at this point."