Braun (thumb) is out of the starting nine against St. Louis on Friday. Manager Craig Counsell will give Braun another day off, marking his fourth in the past five games as he continues to recover from a minor procedure on his thumb. In his place, Eric Thames will man left field and bat atop the Brewers' order for Friday's contest.
Braun (thumb) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals. Braun will remain out for the third time in the past four games. He underwent a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb in Los Angeles on Wednesday, so his absence shouldn't come as a shock, and he should be considered day-to-day heading into Friday's contest.
Braun is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates. Braun will be on the bench for the third time in four games. He isn't reported to be battling any injuries, and he appeared off the bench both Sunday and Tuesday, so it's likely that his absence isn't injury-related. Christian Yelich and Eric Thames will again handle the outfield corners.
Braun will sit for the second time in three days Tuesday against the Pirates. Braun has just a pair of hits in his last five games. His season line sits at a disappointing .237/.292/.432 in 57 games. He's at least contributing with eight homers and seven steals, putting him on pace for a respectable 18 and 16, respectively. Christian Yelich will start in left field Tuesday, with Eric Thames starting in right.
Braun is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies. Braun collected two hits in Saturday's loss and sports a .827 OPS in the month of June, but will head to the bench as the Brewers look to take the series from Philadelphia. In his place, Eric Thames will start in left field, while Jesus Aguilar mans first base and bats fifth in the order.
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