"It's not something I want to do, rest them," manager Ron Roenicke said, per MLB.com. "I need these guys in here playing, trying to win. But when someone tells me they need a day off, they need a day off."
Braun had started 15 straight games in right field coming into Sunday's action, but he'll get his first break from starting since April 8. He has hitjust .230/.277/.279 with one home run and four RBI in 61 at-bats.
"He's pressing like everybody is," Roenicke said. "They're frustrated they're not seeing better results. I think he's had a lot of really good at-bats but he doesn't have much to show for it."
Ramirez has started 16 of the team's 18 games at third base but will take a seat after making four straight starts. He's hit just .197/.197/.295 with one home run and six RBI in 61 at-bats.
"It's tough to do with both of them," Roenicke said. "You guys saw the lineup today. It's quite a bit different. In games we feel like we have to do everything we can to win, it's not what I want to do."
With Braun out of the lineup,
The Brewers are home underdogs (+135) against the Cardinals Sunday.
Ramirez, who got the day off Tuesday and was replaced by
Gomez is batting .235 (8 for 34) with one home run, four doubles and six RBI in eight games. Parra, who is batting .176 (3 for 17) with no RBI and two doubles in seven games, has a .333 average (3 for 9) in his career against John Lackey, who is starting for St. Louis.
Gomez is headed back to Milwaukee on Thursday for more tests, per MLB.com. After Thursday's game, the Brewers head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series.
"Certainly we're not going to see him out there [Friday] or the next day, so it is," manager Ron Roenicke said. "When you talk about a leadoff guy who can do what he can do, and in center field, yeah, it's concerning. We know offensively we need to get things going, and we're losing a guy who has a chance to do a ton for you offensively."
Gomez said is hamstring is "more sore" Thursday than after injuring it Wednesday, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He added the soreness is low on his hamstring and near the back of the knee.
Braun suffered a ribcage strain in Monday's loss and was set to be re-evaluated Tuesday.
“Got an MRI, very encouraged by the results," Braun said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Hopefully it’s something that’s only a day or two. It’s something I’m happy about.
“If I had to guess, I would say it’s more intercostal than it is oblique. But I’m not a doctor."
Manager Ron Roenicke said before Tuesday's game that he hopes Braun will be back in the lineup Wednesday.
"Trying to figure out what can happen during ball games," Roenicke said. "If [Parra's] really good at it and Lind's down for a couple days, you just don't know. He looks great. He works at it all the time. Getting him more experience with all the situations that can come up in a ball game."
Jimenez caught a bullpen session Sunday and is competing for a bench role.
"If he's going to be on our squad, it's nice to have somebody who can do that job," Roenicke said. "He's been going out and warming up pitchers between innings. He's pretty good at it."
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