This past season marked one of the most controversial scandals in recent MLB memory. Earlier in the year, it was revealed that several players were involved with BioGenesis, a Florida-based health clinic that was accused of supplying several players with performance-enhancing drugs. One of those players was Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. In July, he accepted a season-ending suspension for his involvement. The team announced Monday that his suspension ended on October 31, and he has rejoined the team's active roster.
Braun, who turns 30 this month, finally admitted to using PED's after he had blatantly denied having anything to do with the drugs or the clinic itself. He was in turn suspended for the final 65 games of the year because of his role in the scandal. He had been placed on the restricted list because of the suspension, but he was returned to the active 40-man roster after the season came to an end.
The scandal called for the official suspensions of 14 players, including Braun and New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. All of the players, except Rodriguez, accepted their individual suspensions and served them accordingly. Rodriguez appealed the decision, and was allowed to play while his appeal was heard. The MLB Player's Association agreed with the decision to appeal, believing that commissioner Bud Selig had not acted appropriately under the Basic Agreement. As a side note, the Rodriguez appeal is scheduled to continue later this month. As for Braun, he is signed on with the Brewers through 2020.