Braun returns to Brewers lineup on Opening Day
The Milwaukee Brewers get back star slugger Ryan Braun for their home opener against the Braves. Braun is returning from a 65-game suspension he accepted last season for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.
Braun will take his position on the lush new grass at Miller Park, a field grown under heat lamps imported from Europe because the winter temperatures in Wisconsin were too cold – even with the roof closed.
“But regardless of what Mother Nature gave us here, we’re going to have it ready for opening day,” said Michael Boettcher, the team’s director of grounds.