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Slugger Ryan Braun retires after 14-year career with Brewers

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after hitting a...
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after hitting a game-winning home run during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 8:52 PM EDT
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(AP) - Ryan Braun has announced his retirement. Braun is the Milwaukee Brewers’ home run leader whose production was slowed by injuries during the second half of his 14-year career.

Braun hasn’t played all season and said during spring training that he was leaning toward retirement. The 2011 NL MVP made it official Tuesday in a video the Brewers posted on Twitter. Braun had 352 homers and last played in 2020.

He was one of baseball’s best hitters from 2007-12, but was never the same after he was suspended midway through the 2013 season for using performance-enhancing drugs.

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