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Brewers | Ryan Braun not in Monday lineup

Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (hand) is not in the lineup Monday, June 10, while being replaced by Logan Schafer. He might sit out the entire series against the Miami Marlins, according to manager Ron Roenicke. Braun started feeling the injury to his right hand about a month ago after a swing. His thumb was originally numb for about a week, but he eventually got feeling back in it. However, he said there's an issue with a nerve and ligament in his hand, as well, located between his index finger and thumb.

The training staff hasn't been able to help curb the issue, but taking time off has helped. "We've tried all kinds of different treatments, then we tried different stuff in the batting glove and on the bat to try and relieve some of the pain," Braun said. He hasn't been able to drive the ball as effectively since the injury, despite tinkering with his swing and bat path. The team isn't ruling out a disabled list stay.

Fantasy Tip: This is looking direr by the day. While nothing can be confirmed, it's looking like an extended absence may be in his future. Start preparing for it, and if any single-year owner wants to take the chance on Braun, who already has Biogenesis hanging over his hand, maybe you should consider shipping him if someone is willing to pay close to his preseason price.

2013-06-10 14:20:07 | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Todd Rosiak

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