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Ryan Braun | Outfielder

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ryan Braun said Wednesday that his right thumb is back to 100 percent since surgery.
Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure on October 2 in hopes of fixing an inflamed nerve at the base of his thumb that has bothered him for nearly two years. He quickly resumed swinging a bat and hasn't had any setbacks. "It definitely worked," Braun said Wednesday. The real test will be playing in games, but this is encouraging news for the Brewers. Nov 26 - 10:08 AM

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Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that "all parties are optimistic" about Ryan Braun's recovery from right thumb surgery.

Braun underwent a cryotherapy in September in hopes of fixing an inflamed nerve at the base of his right thumb, an ailment that's bothered him for two years. He resumed swinging a bat a few days after the procedure and has taken limited batting practice since without feeling any discomfort. The Brewers will have a much clearer picture on his status once he's played in some spring training games, but the results so far are encouraging. "He has taken some batting practice off a pitcher," said general manager Doug Melvin. "It's not like he's playing every day. You're not going to get a good feel and judgment on it until then, when you're playing every day, seven days a week, taking BP and all that. That's the true test. But, right now, it sounds like everything is great. He's just going to let it go through the normal healing process."
Nov 3 - 9:06 AM

Ryan Braun swung a bat Sunday for the first time undergoing surgery on his right thumb and reported feeling "pretty good."

Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb on October 2. There isn't much of a track record with this type of procedure with a baseball player's thumb, but the Brewers are hoping that it will cut down on the pain and allow him to grip the bat properly again. He still has some hurdles to cross, but the early news is promising.
Oct 13 - 5:56 PM

Ryan Braun (thumb) has been cleared to resume swinging a bat.

Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb on October 2 and was given clearance to swing during a follow-up exam on Monday. "He was given the go-ahead to swing but I don’t think he is scheduled to hit until later in the week," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said Tuesday. Braun will test out his pain tolerance while swinging a bat to see if he's experienced notable improvement with a thumb ailment that's plagued him the last two years.
Oct 7 - 10:51 PM

Ryan Braun will test out his right thumb with some swings on Monday if he has no adverse reaction to the cryotherapy procedure that was performed Thursday.

The operation involved subzero temperatures being introduced with a needle into the damaged nerve at the base of the thumb. If all goes well, he'll test out his pain tolerance Monday and more should be known about a rehab schedule at that point. The Brewers are obviously hopeful that the procedure will allow Braun to return to his former self after he hit a disappointing .266/.324/.453 in 2014.
Oct 3 - 9:17 AM

Ryan Braun underwent a a cryotherapy procedure on his ailing right thumb on Thursday morning.

The procedure involves the freezing of nerve tissue, and the hope is that it will alleviate Braun of the lingering discomfort in his thumb. But it's never been performed on a thumb, so the Brewers aren't quite sure what to expect. Braun finished the 2014 season with a disappointing .266/.324/.453 slash line and only 19 home runs in 135 games. He should be ready for the start of spring training.
Oct 2 - 2:49 PM

Ryan Braun will undergo a cryotherapy procedure on his ailing right thumb on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Braun has been playing through pain all season and has seen his hitting suffer. He and the Brewers decided against an operation last offseason, but they believe the cryotherapy procedure won't be too invasive and could fix the issue. The surgery involves the freezing of damaged tissue and has never been performed on a thumb before, but assistant general manager Gord Ash said it's "been successful with other parts of the body." Braun's rehab schedule is unclear given that there's no track record with this kind of procedure, but obviously the Brewers hope he'll be pain-free for spring training if all goes well.
Sep 28 - 12:02 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that he has spoken to general manager Doug Melvin about the possibility of Ryan Braun moving to first base.

"I haven't talked enough with Doug about it to even know if there would be a reason to do it," Roenicke said. "I think he's a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he'll continue to get better in right. We haven't approached (Braun) about it. It's just kind of what the needs are. We have (Gerardo) Parra here now and we need to figure out what to do with him for next year." As Roenicke alluded to, the Brewers will have four starting-capable outfielders for three spots next year if Braun remains in the outfield, and they'll also have a hole at first base. Braun is a former third baseman who could probably handle the transition to first, but it sounds like no serious discussions about a position move have taken place yet. It's something to file away for the offseason.
Sep 26 - 9:30 AM

Ryan Braun was 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk against the Reds on Friday.

Braun missed consecutive starts earlier this week with his ongoing thumb/hand issue, but he has swung the bat well over the past two nights. The Brewers really need him right now, but his condition figures to be monitored on a day-to-day basis.
Sep 13 - 12:31 AM

Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers' lineup and promptly slugged a solo home run in Thursday's win against the Marlins.

Braun homered in the second inning off of Nathan Eovaldi to put the Brewers up 1-0. He hadn't started since Monday due to a lingering right thumb injury which has affected his entire hand. Braun now has 19 home runs on the year along with 79 RBI and a .272/.323/.475 slash line.
Sep 12 - 12:08 AM

Ryan Braun (thumb) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Marlins.

Braun didn't start Tuesday or Wednesday due to a lingering right thumb injury which has now become a full-blown hand issue. It's tough to expect much from him going forward in fantasy leagues. The hot-hitting Gerardo Parra will start in left field Thursday and Khris Davis is on the bench.
Sep 11 - 3:58 PM

Ryan Braun (thumb) is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Marlins.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters that Braun's lingering right thumb issue has now become a full hand issue. Milwaukee's medical staff is evaluating the star outfielder on a day-to-day basis. It's more bad news for a free-falling Brewers team, and Braun probably can't be counted on for much production the rest of the way in fantasy leagues. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field Tuesday.
Sep 9 - 5:59 PM

Ryan Braun (thumb) has been added to the Brewers' starting lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

Braun's thumb was bothering him earlier Saturday, but he made it through a pregame workout with no major issues. He is hitting .275/.326/.478 with 18 home runs, 77 RBI, and 11 stolen bases on the season for the Brewers.
Sep 6 - 5:53 PM

Ryan Braun (thumb) is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Saturday versus the Cardinals.

Braun's right thumb is bothering him again, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged to reporters on Saturday afternoon. It's been a day-to-day injury for months.
Sep 6 - 4:40 PM

Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers starting lineup on Saturday.

No word yet on the reason for his absence, but the team should provide an update on his status shortly. He missed a pair of games earlier in the week to be present for the birth of his first child and has also battled an array of ailments throughout the season.
Sep 6 - 3:30 PM

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