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Ryan Braun | Outfielder | #8

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (5) / MLW
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Ryan Braun went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's thumping of the Marlins.
His blast off Trevor Richards with Christian Yelich along for the ride broke the game open in the fourth inning. Braun has been battling a calf injury lately but this was his second game in a row with a longball. He has a lowly .230 batting average that is sure to rise, along with five home runs and 13 RBI. Apr 21 - 1:36 AM

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Ryan Braun (calf) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

It's Braun's first start since Tuesday, although he did come off the bench to belt a pinch-hit, three-run home run Thursday. He's in left field and batting third against Trevor Richards and the Marlins on Friday.
Apr 20 - 4:56 PM

Ryan Braun (calf) hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

Braun said before the game that he hoped his calf was well enough that he could play Friday, and he found his way into Thursday's game at a pivotal point in the sixth inning. He certainly seemed well enough, ripping a Junichi Tazawa offering over the left-center field wall for the three-run shot. It was also his 1,000th career RBI. Assuming no setbacks, Braun should be back in the lineup Friday. He's hitting .214/.250/.464 on the year.
Apr 20 - 12:31 AM

Ryan Braun (calf) hopes to play Friday against the Marlins.

Braun has sat out the last two games but said his troublesome calf is feeling much better. He'll go through pre-game workouts on Friday with the hope of returning to the starting lineup. The 34-year-old has struggled to a .200 average through 55 at-bats this year.
Apr 19 - 6:06 PM

Ryan Braun (calf) remains out of the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

This will be his second straight absence. Christian Yelich will get the nod in left field against his former team in Thursday night's opener. Consider Braun day-to-day.
Apr 19 - 4:41 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that Ryan Braun's calf is acting up again.

That explains his absence from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds. It's a day-to-day situation for now. Hernan Perez is starting in left field and batting fifth versus Cincinnati right-hander Tyler Mahle.
Apr 18 - 12:09 PM

Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Reds.

Braun has been bothered by some back tightness lately, so he'll sit out this matinee game at Miller Park. Hernan Perez is starting in left field and batting fifth versus Cincinnati right-hander Tyler Mahle.
Apr 18 - 10:37 AM

Ryan Braun (back) has returned to the Brewers' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

Braun has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the past couple of days while dealing with back tightness, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat third against right-hander Sal Romano.
Apr 17 - 3:28 PM

Ryan Braun (back) grounded out as a pinch hitter Monday against the Reds.

Braun has been limited to pinch hitting duties over the past couple of days while dealing with back tightness. The Brewers are taking things day by day.
Apr 17 - 8:53 AM

Ryan Braun (back) is not in the Brewers' lineup Monday.

Braun has missed two straight starts with back tightness, but he was able to pinch-hit Sunday and presumably will be available to do so again Monday. Hernan Perez is getting another start in left field.
Apr 16 - 4:24 PM

Ryan Braun (back) flew out as a pinch hitter Sunday against the Mets.

Braun was held out of the starting lineup Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with back tightness. He can be considered day-to-day.
Apr 16 - 8:26 AM

Ryan Braun (back) is absent from the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

Braun had to exit Saturday's contest with back tightness. He's considered day-to-day. Hernan Perez is taking his spot in left field. Jett Bandy is also getting another start in place of Manny Pina (calf).
Apr 15 - 10:58 AM

Ryan Braun left Saturday's game against the Mets due to back tightness.

The back is among the parts of the body that have caused Braun issues in the past, so this isn't anything to immediately disregard as minor. That said, the injury wasn't something obvious -- he'd had a hit and a stolen base in the half-inning before exiting -- so there's reason to think it won't be too serious. We'll see what Braun and the team have to say after the game and in the next few days.
Apr 14 - 9:09 PM

Ryan Braun left Saturday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury.

Apparently it was an injury, rather, because nothing was apparent to those watching -- he was just there one minute, singling and stealing a base in the top of the fifth inning, and then he was gone, replaced by Hernan Perez in the bottom of the frame. The Brewers should have an update on Braun's status shortly.
Apr 14 - 8:47 PM

Ryan Braun is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Braun has struggled against Martinez in his career, so it's a good time to give him the night off. Hernan Perez is starting in left field.
Apr 10 - 4:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Jett Bandy
3Stephen Vogt
4Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Tyler Saladino
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Brent Suter
6Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Matt Albers
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Oliver Drake
7Boone Logan
8Dan Jennings
9Taylor Williams
10Jorge Lopez