Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, who says he should have been last year's National League MVP instead of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, applauded the decision that overturned Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test.
''I was happy that he was found not guilty,'' Kemp said Friday at the Dodgers' spring training facility. ''I know he's been going through a lot. Now, he and the Brewers can concentrate on just playing baseball, going about their business.''
Kemp didn't address questions about the process that ended with an arbitrator ruling in favor of Braun, who tested positive for elevated testosterone in October.
''I don't know how any of that works,'' said Kemp, who calls Braun a friend. ''I don't get into any of that, man. All I know is that he gets to play and help his team win as many games as he can.''
Kemp, an All-Star for the first time in 2011, finished second to Braun in MVP voting. Kemp got 10 first-place votes, Braun got 20.
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