{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Dunn: Braun's suspension shows program working

Dunn: Braun's suspension shows program working

|

CHICAGO -- Ryan Braun's suspension for the remainder of the 2013 season, including the postseason, for violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and questions to current players about the situation stand as anything but an embarrassment for the game, according to Adam Dunn. It actually shows great progress.

"The Players Association and the league are catching people and doing what they set out to do, and if you cheat, you're going to get caught," the White Sox slugger said. "I think the embarrassment lies with the player. I can't imagine. I don't think I'd leave my house.

"I've known Brauny a long time, but how dumb can you be? It's a shame because he's one of the best out there."

Manager Robin Ventura called the suspension disappointing and suggested that if you do something like that, odds are you will get caught.

"You know with MLB and their testing it's getting better," Ventura said. "It's getting better from when I played to where it is today."

"It's proof the system we have in place is working," Dunn said. "You're missing significant time and significant pay and plus your name is smeared all over everywhere. I don't know how much worse it could be."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español