Ryan Braun received a standing ovation in his first at-bat back with the Brewers following his 65-game suspension last season.
The right-handed slugger drew overwhelming applause as he strode to the plate in Milwaukee’s opener against the Atlanta Braves. There may have been a trickling of boos, but those were easily drowned out.
Braun hit in his customary No. 3 position in the lineup in his first regular-season game since July 21. He was retired on a high fly to left.
Around the leagues
Jimmy Rollins made his 14th consecutive start in the opener for the Philadelphia Phillies, matching Cal Ripken’s major-league record for the most consecutive seasons starting at shortstop for the same franchise. … Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Reyes left the season opener after his first at-bat because of a tight left hamstring. … Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood will be placed on the disabled list today because of a strained left hamstring. Right-hander Jordan Lyles will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs … The Boston Red Sox put right fielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket… The Minnesota Twins placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the paternity list and recalled right-hander Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. … Right-hander Joe Blanton rejoined the Oakland Athletics on a minor-league contract, and will begin the season in the rotation of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
Replay system working
An umpire’s call was overturned for the first time under Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system, with Braun ruled out instead of safe.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez challenged the sixth-inning play at Miller Park on Monday. Braun was originally called safe at first base by umpire Greg Gibson on an infield single.
The call was reversed to out after a review that lasted 58 seconds.