Report: Ryan Braun Wins Appeal, Suspension Lifted
Reigning National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun has won his appeal of a 50-game suspension, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A source has told the paper that a three-man panel voted 2-1 to overturn the positive test for a banned substance. Braun reportedly appealed not against the result of the test, but on the testing process itself. With the initial suspension overturned, Braun will be eligible to play opening day for the Brewers.
Braun had tested positive for a banned substance in October. In 2011 the 28-year-old was named the National League Most Valuable Player after hitting .332/.397/.597 with 33 home runs and 111 RBI.