Rodgers in Arizona to film TV spots for Brewers, pal Braun

PHOENIX -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed he can catch, too, making a routine grab in the outfield during the Milwaukee Brewers' spring-training workout Wednesday.

The Associated Press' NFL Most Valuable Player spent a few minutes shagging balls in the outfield on a practice field, catching the only ball on which he had a chance to make a play.

"One for one," Rodgers said. "Real comfortable out there."

Wearing jeans, a T-shirt, hat and sunglasses, Rodgers stopped by the Brewers' Maryvale complex as part of a trip to Phoenix to shoot promotional commercials for the baseball team.

"I had a lot of fun," Rodgers said.

Rodgers spent most of his time watching batting practice and chatting with friend Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee slugger whose urine tested positive in October for elevated testosterone. Rodgers has steadfastly defended Braun, saying on Twitter that Major League Baseball "tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man."

Braun was asked if it was fun to have Rodgers visit.

"Yes, it was," Braun said.

Braun's 50-game suspension was overturned by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, the first time a player has successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance with Major League Baseball. Braun was the National League MVP last season.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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