Hawkins will get second opinion

Frustrated Brewers reliever LaTroy Hawkins has a Monday morning appointment at the Los Angeles offices of Dr. Lewis Yocum, a renowned orthopedist who will offer a fresh opinion on Hawkins’ balky right shoulder. Hawkins will undergo an MRI scan. A similar scan back in May revealed inflammation but no serious damage. 

Hawkins was placed back on the 15-day DL on Thursday with what the Brewers continue to call “right shoulder weakness.” Hawkins, who spent nearly three months on the DL with the same ailment earlier this season, said there is indeed weakness in the joint but also tightness, a sensation that prevents him from getting full extension on his pitches. He was feeling fine until one fastball in Monday’s outing against Arizona. 
“I want to be able to carry my own weight,” Hawkins said. “Shoot, I can’t carry my own weight right now. It’s miserable being out there in the bullpen and you can’t carry your own weight.”
The Brewers did get better news on the Ryan Braun health front. As expected, the left fielder is back in the lineup after missing four starts with a strained left wrist. 
Here’s the full lineup:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF

Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Craig Counsell SS
Lorenzo Cain  CF
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
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