Braun's shoulder issue, according to manager Craig Counsell, is not major, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports. While the report does not indicate whether or not Braun has put the injury behind him, it does not seem like it will be something that affects him whenever the regular season gets underway. Braun, provided he is healthy, will open the season sharing playing time both in right field with Avisail Garcia and at first base with Justin Smoak.
Braun has some rotator cuff soreness in his right shoulder that somewhat hampers his ability to throw, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The 36-year-old made his spring debut Sunday against the Angels as a designated hitter, and it remains unclear when he'll begin playing in the field this spring. Braun has been working out in right field and at first base in preparation for a multi-positional role in 2020. The veteran has expressed that he doesn't feel as though he needs many at-bats this spring to get ready for his fourteenth campaign with Milwaukee.
Braun will make his spring debut Sunday against the Angels, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Braun is expected to serve as the designated hitter Sunday. The delayed start to his spring isn't injury-related; like many veterans, he doesn't feel as though he needs many at-bats to get ready for the start of the regular season. He remains a useful fantasy option heading into his age-36 season, as he's stolen at least 11 bags in each of the last three seasons while hitting .270 with an average of 19.7 homers.
Ryan Braun is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. With the Brewers playing home games Friday, Saturday and Sunday, manager Craig Counsell felt that such a return would give Braun plenty of time to have enough at-bats to be ready for Opening Day. The 36-year-old is expected to play right field and first base during the 2020 season, so it will be interesting to see how he is used for the remainder of spring training. Braun is coming off his 13th campaign in Milwaukee after hitting .285/.343/.505 with 22 home runs, 75 RBI and 70 runs scored in 504 plate appearances last season.
Braun is expected to play right field and first base in 2020, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Manager Craig Counsell said Monday that the plan for 2020 is to play Christian Yelich in left field and Lorenzo Cain in center while Braun and Avisail Garcia share time in right field. Garcia is also expected to occasionally spell Cain in center field, while Braun will likely see time at first base in order to keep his bat in the lineup. The veteran has experience at both positions; he served as Milwaukee's primary right fielder in 2014 and 2015, and saw limited time at first base in 2018.