The Milwaukee Brewers would welcome David Denson into their Major League clubhouse should he ever make it all the way up from the rookie Pioneer League.
Denson announced Saturday that he is gay in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, becoming the first openly gay active player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.
"I think everybody is supportive," Ryan Braun said. "Overall, we realize it's a courageous decision by him, to come out and embrace his true self."
In a statement Sunday, the Brewers lauded Denson as a "highly respected member" of the Brewers family.
"Our goal for David is to help develop him into a major league player, just as it is for any player in our system, and we will continue to support him in every way as he chases that dream," general manager Doug Melvin added.
MLB said it backs Denson's decision "to share his personal story and wishes him continued success with his goal of becoming a major leaguer."