Cameron back after brief suspension

Cameron back after brief suspension

DETROIT -- One game as a fan was enough for Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron, who returned to the lineup on Sunday after serving his one-game suspension.

Cameron originally was slapped with a two-game suspension for making contact with an umpire earlier this month, but he appealed it down to one and sat out Saturday's Brewers-Tigers tilt at Comerica Park. The rules stipulated that Cameron had to vacate the clubhouse after batting practice, so he watched on television at a local watering hole.

"Somebody asked me what I was doing there at that time," Cameron said. "I just said, 'Well, I've got a little time off.' Now it's all over. It's been put to rest."

Watching on television offered a different perspective.

"I really was trying to observe like other people," Cameron said. "It is different on TV. The game seems so much harder on TV. Some people say it looks easier, but I think it's harder. I was into it, trying to figure out what each guy was thinking."

Cameron entered play Sunday with five hits in his past 51 at-bats (.098), but he singled in his first plate appearance against Detroit's Justin Verlander in the second inning.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.