Braun sits as Brewers’ trip rolls on

Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers’ lineup for Monday’s series opener in Arizona, marking the 10th time in the team’s last 13 games that the All-Star left fielder begins the night on the bench. He had a flare-up on Saturday at Colorado of the left hamstring and calf tightness that cost Braun eight starts before the All-Star break.

Braun did pinch-hit on Sunday in Colorado, which leads me to believe that the Brewers are not worried about this injury requiring a DL stint. We will ask Ron Roenicke tonight whether that is indeed the thinking.

Here’s the lineup:

Corey Hart RF
Nyjer Morgan CF
Mark Kotsay LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Rickie Weeks 2B
George Kottaras C
Casey McGehee 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Randy Wolf LHP


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The Brewers should just put Ryan on the DL. This has been ongoing for almost 3 weeks and the last thing the Brewers need is for Braun to become unavailable for a longer period of time because of this. They just need to rest him and rely on their bench to get through a few more weeks.

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