Braun leads 'Biogenesis Bunch'
That leaves Braun as the next most notable name on the list. MVP.
"I embrace the challenge that lies ahead," thethe wholesale cheap Islanders jerseys china Milwaukee slugger said upon reporting to spring training. "I know it won't be easy, but I intend to do everything in my power to continue to be the best person and player I can be."
After apologizing several times in the offseason, Braun returned to a corner locker customary for a top player. He has the strong support of manager Ron Roenicke.
Braun got off to a good start at the plate. He went into this week hitting .440 with two homers and five RBIs in 25 spring at bats.
He even had a homer in his first spring at bat.
"Not surprising. He's one of those guys, just a special athlete," Roenicke said after the Feb. 27 shot. Central.
St. Louis is the reigning division champion, and a 50 game suspension for shortstop Jhonny Peralta didn't prevent the team from signing him to a four year, $53 million deal in the offseason. The discipline stemmed from an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance enhancing substances.
A couple big leaguers were miffed.
"It pays to cheat. . . . Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use," Arizona pitcher Brad Ziegler tweeted after the deal was announced in November.
Not a bad start in Cardinal red: Peralta was hitting over .300 with three homers thisthis Islanders jerseys china spring as of the beginning of the week.
"I know a lot of fans, they are going to talk," Peralta said when he reported to camp last month. "They are going to say a lot of things. It's baseball. You need to forget about itit cheap Islanders jerseys and try to play baseball."
Nelson Cruz's potent bat was enticing enough for the Baltimore Orioles to bring the outfielder in as a free agent after his suspension while with Texas last year. Cruz is destined for the middle of Baltimore's lineup after hitting 26 homers last year.
In San Diego, shortstop Everth Cabrera has said his apologies to teammates. He was leading the National League with 37 stolen bases when his suspension started last August.
"He knew that he let his teammates down," Padres manager Bud Black said. "I can't speak for everybody, but from what I've heard from some players, that was enough."
Back at short and hitting .264 this spring with three steals as of Tuesday, Cabrera is set lead off again.
Reliever Antonio Bastardo (Phillies) and backup catcher Francisco Cervelli (Yankees) are also back with their former teams, each signing one year deals in the offseason.
Seattle's Jesus Montero isn't as lucky. Once a top catching prospect, he waswas cheap Islanders jersey moved to first base, then demoted to minor league camp. He hithit womens Islanders jersey .310 but had reported to spring training overweight.
Among less notable players, outfield prospect Cesar Puello had also been optioned to minor league camp by the Mets, and ex Met Jordany Valdespin had signed a minor league deal in December with the Marlins.
At last check, left handed reliever Jordan Norberto had signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay.
Once promising outfield prospect Fernando Martinez, who was traded from Houston to the Yankees last year, and relievers Fautino De Los Santos and Sergio Escalona are still waiting.