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Brewers decline $15 million 2021 option on Ryan Braun

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach, left, is congratulated by Ryan Braun, center,  and...
Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach, left, is congratulated by Ryan Braun, center, and Christian Yelich, right, after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)(Aaron Gash | AP)
Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 10:31 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have declined to exercise a $15 million mutual 2021 option on veteran outfielder Ryan Braun as the franchise’s career home run leader ponders whether to continue playing. Braun’s contract included a $4 million buyout if the option wasn’t picked up.

The 37-year-old Braun often said this year that this might be his final season. He has spent his entire career in Milwaukee. Braun batted a career-low .233 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 39 games this season while working through a back issue

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