Braun is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves. The Brewers continue to give Braun fairly regular rest, a plan which appears to be working well enough, as the veteran owns a decent .270/.321/.459 slash line, good for a technically above-average 101 wRC+. Ben Gamel starts in left field.
Braun will miss Monday's game against the Braves to attend the funeral for Tyler Skaggs in California, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The Brewers play 13 games without an off day to start the second half, so Braun, who has battled knee issues all season, would have received at least one off day during that stretch anyway. Just be aware that he will play a maximum of six games next week.
Braun (knee) is back in the lineup Friday, starting in left field and batting fifth against the Giants. Braun missed four consecutive starts heading into the break due to a right knee issue, which he revealed to be an aggravation of an injury suffered last fall during the postseason. He seems to be feeling better after some time off, but the Brewers will probably look to give Braun semi-regular maintenance days down the stretch to help ensure he stays upright.
Braun (knee) will be limited to pinch-hit/emergency duty through the All-Star break, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Braun revealed Friday that he injured his right knee at the start of last year's playoffs, and it was pretty bad, to the point he was restricted from lower-body work all winter. He aggravated the issue earlier in the week, presumably when he slid into the outfield wall while making a catch. Tyler Saladino is starting in left field Friday but look for Ben Gamel to get the nod Saturday and Sunday with two right-handers lined up for Pittsburgh.
Braun (knee) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates. The 35-year-old is dealing with some knee soreness stemming from Tuesday when he slid into the wall while making a catch. There has been nothing yet to suggest an IL stint will be necessary. Tyler Saladino is starting in left field and batting seventh against lefty Steven Brault.
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