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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.

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