When the Milwaukee Brewers started spring training back in February, veteran Ryan Braun was preparing for what appeared to be his final season. But that was then. Braun told reporters on Saturday that several factors have him considering at least one more season in 2021.
“To start with, we’ll only play 60 games instead of 162 games, so obviously at this age and where I’m at in my career, it’s very appealing to me to have the option to DH for a decent percentage of my at-bats,” Braun said. “And this season will be an experience like we’ve never experienced before.
“So at this point, I feel like it’s more likely that I play another year than I anticipated a few months back.”
Braun is entering the final year of the five-year, $105 million extension he signed with the Brewers back in 2011. The deal includes a $15 million mutual option for 2021 with a $4 million buyout. [Read more…]