Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:51:21 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) is still being bothered by his ailing right thumb, which is why he was held out Wednesday, April 16. He's hitting .269 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, but his homers and seven of his RBIs came in one day on April 8.
Fantasy Tip: This is something you'll need to keep an eye on. Braun started slow, minus the breakout game against the Phillies. He may need to continue to be rested in the near future to avoid making his thumb worse.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:19:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 16.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:20:19 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun hit three home runs and drove in seven runs against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, April 8.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:41:36 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) revealed that he decided not to undergo surgery on his right thumb during his 65-game suspension last season because both options available at the time had major drawbacks. One surgery would have completely removed the nerve in his thumb, meaning it would have felt numb for the rest of his life, while the other surgery would have removed the nerve but kept some of the nerve endings, which could have been very painful. A third option became available this spring, according to Dr. Don Sheridan, but it's something that hasn't been done very often. It is uncertain how much time Braun would miss if he decides to proceed with surgery.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:24:09 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) is back in the team's lineup Sunday April 6, playing right field.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:47:55 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said C Jonathan Lucroy will be the designated hitter Saturday, April 5, if OF Ryan Braun (thumb) is be able to play in the outfield. 3B Aramis Ramirez could be the designated hitter Sunday, April 6.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:33:16 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) is being bothered by the right thumb that gave him issues last summer.
Fantasy Tip: This could be bad. Regardless of whatever steroids timeline you want to believe with him, any problem with the hand will affect his hitting, notably his power. The injury clearly affected his ability last year and could linger throughout the season. He's in the lineup today at DH, but his owners should be looking to make plans to replace him in case he has to miss time. Even if he doesn't, he may not be his elite self for much of the year.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:34:11 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun is in the lineup at designated hitter Friday, April 4.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:52:23 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin confirmed OF Ryan Braun will move to right field next season. OF Khris Davis will have the first shot at left field, with OF Caleb Gindl also in the mix.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:54:07 -0800
The New York Mets are thought to be pursuing OF Nelson Cruz and OF Curtis Granderson in free agency, according to sources. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson checked in on OF Ryan Braun with the Milwaukee Brewers but was told Braun was unavailable.