LAKELAND, Fla. -- Prince Fielder's reaction to the Ryan Braun decision?
"It's great," Fielder said Friday morning at the Tigers' spring training camp. "It's great news."
Fielder and Braun were teammates for the last five years with the Brewers, but they're not close friends. Still, Fielder retains strong feelings for the Brewers, saying Thursday that he would like to see them go to the World Series, "and then lose to us."
Fielder said he hadn't spoken to Braun this winter, and hadn't closely followed the case.
"I have a life, too," he said. "I was trying to get a job there, for a while."
As to the question of whether Thursday's ruling should be enough to clear Braun's name, Fielder offered no real opinion.
"I don't know," he said. "Obviously, it says he's not guilty. He says he was innocent, so that's what it was."