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Ryan Braun could wind up on the disabled list with a strained oblique

May 2, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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Via Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun could land on the disabled list with a strained oblique. Manager Ron Roenicke said that Braun “got to make a lot of progress to feel like we’re close to him playing.”

Outfielder Logan Schafer is likely to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, so Braun could take his place, and the DL stint could be backdated to April 27, the day after the last game in which he played. That would mean Braun could be activated for his club’s weekend series at home against the Yankees, assuming he feels healthy enough to play.

Aside from the oblique injury, Braun had also been hampered by a thumb issue that bothered him even last season. Nevertheless, Braun powered through the pain, posting a .952 OPS with six home runs and 18 RBI in 97 trips to the plate.

  1. Hugh Jass - May 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Must be the side effects of roid use

    • shaggytoodle - May 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      Yeah, but what about all those other players with strained obliques?

      You don’t think it just happens to be that time of the season?

      • eugenesaxe1 - May 3, 2014 at 5:55 AM

        Obliques are a hard muscle to train and easy to strain. Too bad he already played his PED card, it would be real handy now.

  2. ramblingalb - May 2, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    He could not be activated until 5/12, which is an off day. Bill ran out of fingers, I’m ‘fraid.

    • Bill Baer - May 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

      Hmm, you might be right. Seems like others came to a similar conclusion, reading the response to Rosiak’s tweet.

  3. davemvh - May 3, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    An HGH shot or two,and he will be back to cheating on a daily basis in no time!

  4. sumkat - May 3, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Is the Oblique where he puts the needle?

  5. 700levelvet - May 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Hands down … Willie Mays is the greatest 5 tool player who ever lived…

    • sportsfan18 - May 3, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Mike Trout will surpass him…

  6. musketmaniac - May 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Willie Mayes is a tool, that’s harsh

  7. musketmaniac - May 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    maybe Willie Mayes Hayes

    • sumkat - May 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      The Wesley Snipes version, or the Omar Epps version?

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