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Brewers activate Ryan Braun from the disabled list

May 13, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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As expected Ryan Braun is off the disabled list and back on Milwaukee’s active roster after missing the past two weeks with an oblique injury.

Braun is rejoining to the Brewers’ lineup without going on a minor-league rehab assignment first, although even last week the former MVP seemed very confident about being healthy enough to return when eligible to come off the DL.

Braun was off to a fantastic start before the injury, hitting .318 with six homers and a .952 OPS in 22 games. Milwaukee struggled to get right field production during his absence and went 6-8 without Braun.

  1. historiophiliac - May 13, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    How awesome would it be if he used “The B*tch Is Back” for his walk up music?

    • apkyletexas - May 13, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      Almost as awesome as if Lance Armstrong used it as his intro music at a cancer benefit.

      Which is to say “not at all”. Unless you are the wife or child of the drug sample collector who got fired because of Braun’s outrageous lies. Then I’ll bet it would be just freaking awesome. They’d probably do their best Elton John impersonation.

      • historiophiliac - May 13, 2014 at 10:04 PM

        I don’t believe the collector was fired, but, in any case, this is baseball — not cancer. Dial it down.

  2. 1harrypairatesties - May 13, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Ryan Braun is a Tool. Just ask Aaron Rodgers or anybody outside of Wisconsin.

  3. barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking - May 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Sad that Fernandez is done, but great to get another superstar back.

  4. joewilliesshnoz - May 13, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    They play Pittsburgh, no need for a trip to the minors.

    • 6superbowls - May 13, 2014 at 10:30 PM

      Without “Roid Freak”, the Brewer’s are a minor league team themselves.

      • packerbackerg - May 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

        It wasn’t “roids” nimrod. Just sayin’..

      • wiscotom - May 13, 2014 at 11:54 PM

        Don’t hurt your neck looking so far up at that ‘minor league team’ that’s in first place in the division.

      • brewcrewchamps - May 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

        Not to mention by 5.5 games

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