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Ryan Braun back in Brewers’ lineup and hitting second

May 24, 2014, 3:33 PM EST

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Ryan Braun left Thursday’s game with tightness in his right side, a concerning development after his recent DL-stint due to an oblique injury, but Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that he’s back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Marlins.

Interestingly, Braun will hit second today. This will be the first time that he has batted anywhere other than third since September 10, 2010. It’s unclear whether Brewers manager Ron Roenicke plans to keep him there for an extended stretch, but many believe that teams should employ their best hitter out of the No. 2 spot. It should be an interesting situation to watch.

Braun, 30, is batting .289/.328/.529 with seven home runs and 19 RBI over 31 games this season.

  1. musketmaniac - May 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    great, stay heathy paper towel boy. No excuses from brew crew fans when they start going south.

    • jwbiii - May 24, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      I assume the “paper towel boy” refers to this or something similar

      http://www.cubbytees.com/ShirtPages/Brauny.html

  2. jxegh - May 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Hey, he just wants to be the best teammate he can be.

  3. musketmaniac - May 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    yea, although I never saw that article. I don’t feel the need to throw the steroid insults. Although I enjoy the occasional insult. The roid haters on here annoy me.

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