Ryan Braun Is Back, Brewers Looking To Contend This Season


Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, the Milwaukee Brewers enter the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.

“I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That’s our goal, I think it’s realistic,” Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.

Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.

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