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Ryan Braun embracing a new role as a leader in the Brewers clubhouse

Posted at 4:10 PM, Mar 29, 2018

Ryan Braun has played left field and right field.  But this season, he’s being asked to occasionally rotate in at first base.

“For me, I'll play wherever they want me to play,” said Braun. “Obviously I'm not experienced at first base, I've been there for 10 or 12 games this spring.  I will do the best I can wherever I'm asked to play.”

Braun insists he does not worry about possibly being traded.

“I have no fear because it's all in my control,” he said. “They can't trade me unless I okay it."

New outfielder Christian Yelich has caught Braun’s eye this spring.

“We brought him in for what should be the prime of his career and I think he has a chance he will be better than he has thus far in the big leagues,” said Braun. “He's been a pretty spectacular player to this point, so I think he has a chance to be a special player for the next five plus years that he's a Brewer. Awesome guy, great player and I really look forward to what he's going to do in our ballpark."

While he’s not into wrestling, Braun admits it's pretty funny that WWE superstar Braun Strowman is named after him.

“I don't pay attention to the social media stuff so I don't know unless you guys bring it up to me,” he said. “But I got an opportunity to meet him last year in Milwaukee. Awesome guy, just a huge human being. You want that guy on your side, absolutely.  You want that guy on your side."