Brewers decline $15 million 2021 option on Ryan Braun

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FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The Brewers have declined to exercise a $15 million mutual 2021 option on Braun as the franchise’s career home run leader ponders whether to continue playing. Braun is due a $4 million buyout. The 37-year-old often said this year that this might be his final season. He has spent his entire career in Milwaukee and has a franchise-record 352 career home runs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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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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