PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer said he's thrilled for Ryan Braun, even though Braun's successful appeal of a drug suspension means Schafer might have to start the season in the Minor Leagues.
Had Braun been suspended 50 games, Schafer would have been a leading candidate for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Now, barring injury, the Brewers appear to have the five outfield spots spoken for by Braun, Corey Hart, Nyjer Morgan, Carlos Gomez and Japanese import Nori Aoki.
"Justice was served, and it's a good day for Brewer Nation," Schafer said. "To be able to have Ryan Braun in the lineup every day, that's something every team would be dying for. This makes everyone here in the clubhouse more than happy."
Schafer, 25, made an eight-game big league debut last season but spent most of the season in the Minors, where he batted .315. Schafer split the year between three affiliates after breaking his thumb during Spring Training.