Ryan Braun will be back in the Brewers lineup on Thursday, Milwaukee manager Ken Macha told MLB.com's Adam McCalvy .
"He's going to play," Macha said. "After he took batting practice, he came up to me and said, 'I'll be ready to go tomorrow.'"
Braun hasn't started since suffered a strained left wrist Sunday against Houston. Braun pinch-ran in Tuesday's game and pinch-hit on Wednesday. He struck out with bases loaded.
Braun is hitting .289/.343/.463 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI.
As recently as Monday the Brewers were scrounging for healthy outfielders, but pretty soon it could be very crowded. Corey Hart (back) was back in the lineup on Wednesday, Braun is on the way back and Carlos Gomez is expected to start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Friday and would return soon looking for playing time alongside rookie Lorenzo Cain and recently-acquired Chris Dickerson.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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