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March 23, 2020 12:32 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Shoulder injury nothing serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 8, 2020 06:36 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Battling rotator cuff soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 7, 2020 03:40 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Spring debut coming Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun will make his spring debut Sunday against the Angels, Adam McCalvy of 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.

March 1, 2020 10:20 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Spring debut upcoming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan Braun is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, Adam McCalvy of 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.

February 17, 2020 07:08 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Set for multi-positional role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is expected to play right field and first base in 2020, Adam McCalvy of 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.

December 10, 2019 09:32 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: May work at first base in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday that Braun could work at first base in 2020, but he won't be the team's primary option, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun seemed likely to see some time at first base after the Brewers sent Jesus Aguilar to the Rays at the trade deadline, but Eric Thames and Yasmani Grandal handled the bulk of the work down the stretch. The Brewers declined Thames' option for 2020 and Grandal signed a massive deal with the White Sox, leaving the team with no real internal options at first base. The veteran outfielder has 17 career appearances at first base, so the team is unlikely to begin utilizing him in an everyday role. Braun is coming off his best season since 2016, posting a .285/.343/.505 slash line with 22 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 144 games.

October 1, 2019 07:36 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Available for NL Wild Card Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (calf) has made the Brewers' wild-card roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun left Friday's game against the Rockies with left calf discomfort and didn't take part in either of the final two games of the season, but he's available as expected for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. The Brewers' lineup has yet to be released, but Braun is likely to be part of it.

September 30, 2019 04:20 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Good to go for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell said Braun (calf) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Nationals, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Braun missed the final two games of the season with a left calf strain, but Counsell said there's no concern regarding his availability for Tuesday's must-win game. The veteran outfielder ended the season on a six-game hitting streak, slashing .563/.632/1.125 with two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI over that stretch.

September 29, 2019 03:52 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Hopes to be back for playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun was diagnosed with a mild left calf strain and hopes to be back for the start of the postseason, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Braun suffered the injury Friday, but an MRI revealed that the issue wasn't particularly serious. He won't be back in the lineup Sunday for the final game of the regular season but could be available for the start of the playoffs. The Brewers don't yet know if their postseason will begin in the Wild Card game or in the divisional round, as they sit one game behind the Cardinals in the NL Central with two games left to play.

September 28, 2019 05:00 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (calf) is not in the lineup Saturday against Colorado.

Braun left Friday's game with left calf discomfort and will sit for at least one game. He's scheduled for an MRI, the results of which have not yet been released. Ben Gamel starts in left field in his absence.

September 28, 2019 03:24 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Headed for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun has been diagnosed with a left calf strain and is scheduled for an MRI, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Braun suffered the injury during the first inning of Thursday's clash, and his status for the rest of the weekend and the postseason should become more clear after further testing.

September 27, 2019 09:52 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Exits early Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun left Friday's game against the Rockies due to left calf discomfort.

Braun plated the game's first run in the top of the first inning on an RBI single, but he was lifted in the bottom of the second. He was replaced in left field by Ben Gamel.

September 26, 2019 11:08 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Resting after clincher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is not in Thursday's lineup against the Reds.

Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam in Wednesday's wild-card clinching win and will unsurprisingly get a bit of a breather in the ensuing day game. Milwaukee is still chasing the Cardinals for the division title, so Braun should be back in action this weekend against the Rockies.

September 25, 2019 11:20 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Launches grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun went 1-for-2 with a walk, grand slam and two runs scored Wednesday against the Reds.

Braun launched a grand slam in the first inning, starting the Brewers' offensive barrage and recording his 22nd home run of the season. He's produced well of late, smacking four home runs in his last 10 starts while also collecting at least one hit in eight of those contests. For the season, he's maintained an impressive .284/.342/.504 line across 143 games.

September 25, 2019 11:40 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Homers in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun went 2-for-3 with a home run in Tuesday's victory over the Reds.

Braun got off to a slow start this month, but he has gotten hot at the right time for both the Brewers and fantasy players, going 11-for-33 (.333) with three home runs and 10 RBI over his last 10 games. Despite the hot streak, he could get a day or two off before the regular season ends if the Brewers are able to lock up a playoff spot.

September 22, 2019 11:08 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Braun piled up five hits and three RBI over his last three games, but manager Craig Counsell will give his veteran some rest Sunday. Ben Gamel will get the start in left field in Braun's place.

September 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Held out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Braun will get a break after starting the last four games in left field. Cory Spangenberg will enter the lineup in his place.

September 16, 2019 11:48 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Slugs clutch grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun went 1-for-5 with a grand slam Sunday in the Brewers' 7-6 win over the Cardinals.

Braun's 20th home run of the season helped the Brewers secure a series win and leaves Milwaukee just three games behind St. Louis for the NL Central lead. His lone hit of the series was about as clutch as it gets, with Baseball-Reference relaying that Braun is just the fifth player in MLB history to hit a go-ahead ninth-inning grand slam with two outs and a 3-2 count. Braun and the Brewers' bats should benefit from some favorable matchups to close out the regular season, as Milwaukee squares off against sub-.500 teams -- the Padres, Pirates, Reds and Rockies -- in each of its final four series.

September 13, 2019 04:56 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is not in the lineup for Friday's game at St. Louis.

Braun will take the day off Friday after going 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win in Miami. Trent Grisham and Ben Gamel will start in the corner outfield spots for the Brewers in the series opener.

September 12, 2019 10:36 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Goes deep in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 3-2 victory against the Marlins on Thursday.

The 35-year-old is just about where he was last season in a lot of categories with a little more than two weeks remaining. He just passed his runs total from 2018; he's also one behind in homers -- the same is true in stolen bases -- and two short in the RBI category compared to his totals from last season. Overall, Braun is batting .279 with 19 home runs, 62 RBI, 61 runs and 10 steals in 427 at-bats this season.

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vs Hoffman (Career)210 .500.500.500
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Mission Hills, CA
Milwaukee Brewers
Miami (FL)
MLB Experience:

2007: NL Rookie of the Year
2011: NL Most Valuable Player
2012: NL Home Run Champion