Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension overturned

FILE - In this June 8, 2011 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts in the dugout before their game against the New York Mets, in Milwaukee. Braun won the National League MVP Award in voting announced Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

February 23, 2012 2:32:06 PM PST
National League MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension has been overturned by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das.

The decision was announced Thursday by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

An outfielder for Milwaukee, Braun tested positive in October for elevated testosterone, and ESPN revealed the positive test in December.

No reasoning was given for Thursday's decision.

"Today the arbitration panel announced its decision, by a 2-1 vote, to sustain Ryan Braun's grievance challenging his 50-game suspension by the commissioner's office," a statement from the players' association said.

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