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Ryan Braun out of Brewers’ lineup with ongoing hand injury

Aug 14, 2014, 3:49 PM EST

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Ryan Braun has been playing through a nerve problem in his right hand all season and today it’s causing him to be out of the Brewers’ starting lineup for the first time in a month.

Braun has repeatedly talked about how there’s no clear solution and today he discussed the situation further with Adam McCalvy of MLB.com:

There’s some thought that it could just eventually go away. And I think if there was a surgery that everybody was really confident would heal the injury and there wouldn’t be any side effects, we would have already done it. But because it isn’t something there is a lot of information on, it’s not something that’s been done often–we just need to continue to gather information. It’s not like I can’t play. I obviously can play.

Braun is right in that he’s still been a very good hitter relative to the league as a whole, but his .279 batting average and .814 OPS are both career-lows and he’s hitting just .161 in the past 16 games.

  1. jxegh - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    I think there is a “clear” solution to his batting woes.

    • pete2112 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      You beat me to it.

    • kidpresentable - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      Do you guys remember the Van Halen video for “Right Now” from the early 90s? In the video, they showed clips of homelessness or referenced AIDS or touched on other issues of the time to show that “right now” this stuff is happening. It was later used to sell clear cola.

      Anyway, right now, an athlete you cheer for is on a doping regimen. Right now, your favorite team has multiple guys with in-depth knowledge of how his PEDs work, and how they can be made undetectable..

      I guess what I’m saying is PED jokes are lame.

      • asimonetti88 - Aug 14, 2014 at 5:38 PM

        Oh come on. That wasn’t even poking fun at Braun so much as HBT making it incredibly easy.

      • pete2112 - Aug 15, 2014 at 7:57 AM

        Oh please! It’s not like somebody forced Braun to take PED’s and then lie about it and then get caught again. These are grown men making millions of dollars that made a conscious decision to do this. If they choose this as their path, the consequences fall on them.

    • SocraticGadfly - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      You “creamed” that one!

  2. montrealknowledge - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Hope the underachieving Cards can take advantage if this and suck their way into a playoff spot… If the damn Pirates will lose.

  3. shawnuel - Aug 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Go Bucs!

  4. coryfor3 - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    No one cares about Braun. I can’t believe the Brewers fans can tolerate having him around.

  5. hwkeycubronco - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Got to boooooo him two nights this past week at Wrigley. Seems like the bleacher bums in right field got in his head. Cheater/liar looked terrible at the plate for the most part.

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