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Ryan Braun | Outfielder | #8

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 slugged his first home run of the spring on Friday.
It was a two-run shot against Nate Karns in the bottom of the first inning. Braun just made his spring debut last Friday, but it shouldn’t take him long to get into the swing of things. For the first time in a couple of years, Braun is said to be completely healthy. Mar 17 - 7:52 PM

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Ryan Braun is set to make his Cactus League debut Friday in a split-squad game against the White Sox.

He'll start in left field and probably make two plate appearances. Braun took it easy early on in Brewers camp by design but will now begin ramping things up for the opening of the 2017 regular season. The veteran outfielder is carrying a clean bill of health and coming off a tremendous 2016.
Mar 9 - 11:52 AM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Ryan Braun will likely make his Cactus League debut on either Friday or Saturday.

The Brewers have split-squad games scheduled for Friday, so that could be a natural opportunity to get him in the lineup. Braun expects it to be Friday. The veteran outfielder has entered spring training with all sorts of injury questions in recent years, but he's said to be completely healthy this time around. He recently said that he won't need many at-bats to get ready for the season.
Mar 8 - 12:44 PM

Ryan Braun said Sunday that he's already "100 percent ready for the season" and won't need many at-bats during Cactus League games.

Braun elaborated, "I’m serious. I don’t need any at-bats. I feel really good". "I need a week of spring training," he said. "I just don’t feel like I need at-bats to feel ready for games." The veteran outfielder is healthy for spring training for the first time in several years and made due with only 16 at-bats in seven spring training games last season.
Feb 26 - 9:32 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Giants are not in active discussions with the Brewers regarding Ryan Braun.

The Giants make sense as a possible landing spot for Braun given that they're contenders and have a perceived opening in left field. However, they appear committed at this point to platooning Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson at the position. Morosi also notes that the Dodgers could be a potential fit for Braun, but they're focused right now on trading for Brian Dozier. There's been very little chatter this winter about trade scenarios involving the Brewers' slugger.
Jan 6 - 5:42 PM

Ryan Braun has decided against participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Braun played for Team USA in 2009 and 2013 and is also eligible to play for Israel, but instead he'll stay with his team for spring training. There has been speculation about a possible trade for a few months now, but Brewers manager Craig Counsell recently said that he expects Braun to stick around. That could obviously change if the right offer comes along.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Ryan Braun told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that he hasn't heard from Brewers general manager David Stearns about a trade.

Braun made the comments during the Brewers’ food drive at Miller Park. The veteran outfielder was nearly traded to the Dodgers at the August 1 trade deadline, so even though it's quiet right now, he's prepared for the possibility. "I think if anything gets more serious, we’ll have more contact," said Braun. "We’ve stayed in general contact but nothing along those lines has come up where we’d need to have a conversation about it." Braun is still owed $72 million through 2020 with a $20 million mutual option or $4 million buyout for 2021. His contract includes a partial no-trade clause which lists six teams he can be traded to without his permission. His list for this season included the Dodgers, Angels, Marlins, Giants, Diamondbacks, and Padres. Braun made one change to the list after the season, but he didn't specify which team.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 01:55:00 PM

Brewers general manager David Stearns said Tuesday that he expects to get calls on Ryan Braun this winter.

Stearns wouldn't say much beyond that other than, "we'll see." There were reportedly talks with the Dodgers before the August 1 trade deadline which would have sent Braun to the Dodgers for Yasiel Puig, so they are clearly open to the possibility. Braun is owed $72 million through 2020 with a $20 million mutual option or $4 million buyout for 2021. The 32-year-old reached 30 homers for the first time since 2012 this year while batting .305/.365/.538 in 135 games.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

With rumors circulating about an offseason trade of Braun, it's possible the former MVP has started his last game for the Brew Crew. Jake Elmore is in left field Sunday.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Ryan Braun (wrist) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his return to action Wednesday.

Braun sat out Tuesday due to mild wrist soreness. The veteran outfielder has put together a terrific 2016 campaign, slashing .307/.368/.542 with 30 home runs, 90 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 79 runs scored in 133 games.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 08:44:00 AM

Ryan Braun is out Tuesday with a sore wrist.

But the veteran outfielder is expected to return to action Wednesday, so it's obviously not too serious. Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Ryan Braun is getting the night off Tuesday.

Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Braun, who's slashing .307/.368/.544 with 30 home runs and 90 RBI in 132 games this season. He also has 16 stolen bases and 78 runs scored.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Ryan Braun came through with a two-run single in the seventh inning on Friday, propelling the Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Reds.

Braun also singled and stole a base in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been extremely productive when he's been on the field this season, slashing .307/.369/.545 with 30 homers, 90 RBI and 16 stolen bases in just 129 games. While he remains an injury-risk, he's still one of the top five-category contributors in fantasy leagues and should be drafted as such next spring.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Ryan Braun's wife Larisa gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon.

The kid was named Greyson Joseph. Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the visiting Pirates, but it sounds like he could return to action Wednesday. Jake Elmore drew the start in left field versus Bucs left-hander Steven Brault.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Ryan Braun has been excused from the Brewers with his wife Larisa going into labor.

She is expected to give birth to a baby boy in the next day or so. Jake Elmore will start in left field and bat sixth for the Brewers on Tuesday night against Pirates left-hander Steven Brault.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
3Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Jimmy Nelson
4Matt Garza
5Chase Anderson
6Wily Peralta
7Tommy Milone
8Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Corey Knebel
3Jacob Barnes
4Jhan Marinez
5Carlos Torres
6Tyler Cravy
7Rob Scahill
8Andy Oliver