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Ryan Braun adjusting to right field


The Milwaukee Brewers are counting on Ryan Braun for a lot as he returns to the team from his PED suspension in 2013. They need him to anchor the lineup with his usual MVP level numbers while navigating the problems with his public perception so that he can return to being their face of the franchise.

That’s a lot to ask, and it might be too much to ask of Braun in one season, but there is another thing that he has to deal with this season: a switch from left field to right field.

As Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com notes, Braun has his work cut out for him this spring, and he knows it:

Of greater importance to the Brewers, he’s also making positive strides at his new position. Braun is moving from left field to right field this season to make room for Khris Davis, who hit .288 during the 65 games that Braun sat out in 2013 after being suspended in MLB’s Biogenesis investigation.

‘I’m trying to squeeze a whole semester’s worth of work into one month,’ Braun said.”

This is not the first position switch in Braun’s career. He was an abomination as a big league third baseman in his rookie season, which prompted the move to the outfield in the first place. Braun adjusted well and became a solid left fielder, something that should show that he can make this switch to right field comfortably.

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