The owner of the Milwaukee Brewers said Wednesday he expects suspended slugger Ryan Braun to do and say "the right things" to rehabilitate his image among fans.
Mark Attanasio, the Los Angeles-based owner of the team, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he had no intention to trade or release Braun.
Although Braun forfeited about $3.4 million by accepting a 65-game suspension Monday, the Brewers have guaranteed him another $127 million through 2020. They would remain obligated to pay that money if they released him.
Attanasion also said he expected Braun to speak publicly -- rather than limit his comments to a prepared statement -- once Major League Baseball has completed an investigation that is expected to result in more than a dozen suspensions for violations of baseball's drug policy. Braun's suspension was the first.