Originally Posted by Brutus
I honestly don't see why it would. Why would the Brewers sit a player before he's suspended?
You're not going to see teams bench players for a suspension until they have to.
I was only being half-serious there. But there are actually a few reasons why you'd give someone like Braun the day off. One is to avoid the media attention before and after the game. Another is if he requested it for a sort of mental health day.