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Outfielder Ryan Braun reported to the Milwaukee Brewers' camp Thursday and immediately made it clear that he will only look forward, not back.

In other words, if you want more details on the Biogenesis investigation that led to Braun's season-ending, 65-game suspension in 2013 for PED use, forget it. But thanks for asking.

"I've addressed that a couple of times already in multiple press conferences, and I got pretty specific with exactly what happened and when it happened," said Braun. "I took responsibility for the mistake I made and for me, my focus is on this year and moving forward and learning a new position and getting ready for the season.

"I made a mistake. I deserved to be suspended. I took the full responsibility for my actions and as I've said many, many times, all I can do is look forward and continue to move forward. I wish I had the ability to go back and change things, do things differently. Unfortunately, I don't have that opportunity.

"I embrace the challenge that lies ahead. I know it won't be easy but I intend to do everything in my power to continue to be the best person and player I can be."

Asked how he expected to be accepted by his teammates after rejoining them for the first time since his suspension, Braun said, "Everybody has been extremely supportive and I appreciate that. Certainly, when everything first occurred there was some confusion because I wasn't allowed to say anything. It was an ongoing and active investigation, so because of that I couldn't really say anything.

"Aside from that, my relationship with everybody has been great and I don't anticipate any change moving forward."

Braun said he would focus on meeting new teammates, getting ready for the 2014 season and learning a new position. He is moving from left field to right field this spring.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he did not expect Braun's return to be a distraction for his team.

"We want to move forward," said Roenicke. "We're excited about this season. I think we've got a very good club, and we're excited to move on and to worry about Ryan and everybody else in that room and how they can help us win this year."
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