Braun's x-rays negative, unsure for Wednesday
The Brewers were unsure of Ryan Braun’s availability for Wednesday’s series finale against St. Louis after the left fielder was struck on the right wrist by a pitch Tuesday night and left the game after four innings.
Braun was struck on the outside edge of his arm near the wrist when an Adam Wainwright fastball sailed inside in the bottom of the third inning, but he played another frame before Frank Catalanotto took over in left field at the start of the fifth. Braun underwent x-rays at Miller Park, which were negative.
“Nothing’s broken,” Braun said. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. … It’s a dangerous area to get hit in. You don’t want to get hit in the wrist because you don’t have much protection. But, it happens.”
Working against Braun is that Wednesday’s game begins at noon CT, 14 hours after Tuesday’s final out.
“The team is 25 guys so everybody has got to pitch in,” Macha said. “If Brauny is out tomorrow, then Catalanotto will be in there. That’s why he came over here, to fill-in when guys get hurt.”