Ryan Braun says he’s strongly leaning toward retirement, but the Milwaukee Brewers’ home-run leader isn’t ready to make any decision regarding his future.
Accordingn to the AP, Braun visited the Brewers’ spring training site on Monday and said he hasn’t picked up a bat since the end of the 2020 season.
The 2011 NL MVP became a free agent when the Brewers declined to exercise a $15 million mutual option in his contract last October.
“I’m strongly leaning in the direction of being done as an active player,”the 37-year-old Braun said.“But I think you can always push that decision back. I’m still young enough, still working out, still in shape. If something were to change, I might as well leave that door open as long as possible.”
Braun has spent his entire major league career with the Brewers and said that“I can’t foresee a scenario in which I play for any other major league team.”
Last season, Braun batted a career-low .233 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 39 games while dealing with a back issue.
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