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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:54:39 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) was in Phoenix Tuesday, June 18, to see a hand specialist. Assistant general manager Gord Ash said the trip represented "a due diligence second opinion" on the injury which landed Braun on the 15-day disabled list. Ash said Braun was expected to rejoin the team Wednesday, June 19, and he is eligible for reinstatement from the DL June 25.
Fantasy Tip: With a potential return next Tuesday, Braun is a risky start heading into the upcoming fantasy period. Keep him reserved until he is officially activated from the DL and able to prove his health in one full game without any setbacks.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:04:35 -0700
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:19:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Milwaukee Brewers officially placed OF Ryan Braun (thumb) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 14. The team will recall OF Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville in the corresponding move Saturday, June 15.
Fantasy Tip: With Braun sidelined, Logan Schafer will continue to see regular at-bats. He is a must-have in NL-only fantasy leagues while seeing regular time, and he could be a desperation option in deeper mixed formats.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:52:10 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (hand) appears bound for the disabled list after experiencing more sharp pain in his right hand during batting practice Friday, June 14. It was the first time he had swung in days as he tried to rest what he described as an inflamed nerve between his right thumb and index finger. On one of the first swings he took, he grimaced. "More of the same," Braun said he felt. "It basically has been the same for a while. Everything we have tried to get to the point where I can take a regular swing has not helped. We've tried different wraps on the bat, different padding on the batting gloves. We've basically tried everything we can think of."
Fantasy Tip: If they indeed disable him, Logan Schafer would net regular at-bats and could be a desperation deep-mixed option for five-outfielder leagues. He's more suitable for single-universe formats, though. Of course, with Braun's Biogenesis fate potentially coming down this season, Schafer could have more time than expected, though that might be a long shot, and Corey Hart may return next month, as well.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:24:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for more details, but start preparing a contingency plan.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:53:17 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (hand) will take regular batting practice Friday, June 14. If it goes well, he may join the lineup tonight. If it goes poorly, the club will discuss a DL move.
Fantasy Tip: We could see a decision in the coming days. Stay tuned. If Braun has to miss time, Logan Schafer might sneak into deep-mixed relevance.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:26:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's his fourth straight missed start. If he doesn't improve by early next week, he could be a DL candidate. It could happen before today's game, as well, considering it's typically a popular time for such DL placements.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:59:46 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) was out of the lineup for a third straight game Wednesday, June 12, against the Miami Marlins, and he said his right thumb injury does not feel much better than it did Monday, June 10. "I hope that it gets better. I'm optimistic. I'll show up every day and do my rehab and stuff in the training room and hope it gets better," Braun said.
Fantasy Tip: Braun has hurt fantasy owners who kept him active in weekly leagues. The team has a big series coming up against the Cincinnati Reds, so we'll find out how hurt he really is. If he is out of the lineup Friday against Cincinnati, then fantasy owners should worry.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:20:07 -0700
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.
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.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:03:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) was lifted from the game Sunday, June 9, due to a sore right thumb, which is the same issue which has had him in and out of the lineup over the past week.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that the injury doesn't appear to be serious, but the bad news is that fantasy owners can likely expect him to miss a game or two here or there, and leave games early, such as Sunday, as a precaution. He is trying to play through the injury, and when he is in there he is very good. Fantasy owners will want to keep him active, but be prepared for him to miss time occasionally.
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