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Braun will be moved back to his customary third spot in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

With Carlos Gomez (hamstring) hitting the disabled list a couple days earlier, manager Ron Roenicke decided to experiment with Braun in the leadoff role Saturday, hoping it would spark a stagnant offense. While Braun did his part in reaching base three times, the Brewers missed his bat in the middle of the lineup and were only able to scratch two runs across the board on the evening. Jean Segura will slot in at the top spot in the order Sunday, but there might not be much reason to expect Braun to supply much power upon moving back to the three hole. All nine of his hits this season have been singles, leaving his slugging percentage at a measly .265 through 10 games.

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Braun will bat leadoff Saturday against the Pirates on Saturday.

With Carlos Gomez (hamstring) landing on the DL, the Brewers have a hole atop the order, and it will be Braun who sets the table Saturday. It marks the first time Braun has led off in his career. The 31-year-old Braun is still without an extra-base hit this season (seven singles), so this move out of a key RBI spot makes some sense, but it seems likely to be temporary.

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Braun went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Braun totaled four hits in his last three games, but he has yet to record an extra-base hit and has walked just once this season. Despite the slow start, Braun continues to hold down the third spot in the Brewers' batting order.

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Braun was 1-for-4 in a losing cause against the Pirates on Friday night.

After a couple of games out of the starting lineup with sore ribs, Braun returned to his normal spot in right field and collected single while also sending a shot to the base of the wall in center field for a long out. It appears he is ready to return to regular action going forward.

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Braun (ribs) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.

He came into Wednesday's game as a pinch hitter and after an off day Thursday it appears Braun is healthy enough to re-assume his duties in right field. Braun has a homer and three doubles in 17 plate appearances against Jeff Locke, who will take the ball for the Pirates.

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Braun (side) entered Wednesday's game in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter and knocked in his first run of the season with an infield single.

Braun did not start Wednesday for the second game in a row, but his pinch-hit appearance bodes well for his chances of returning to the lineup Friday against the Pirates following a team off day Thursday.

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Braun is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

Braun will sit out for the second straight day due to the side injury he suffered Opening Day. The Brewers are hoping he only misses a game or two, so there is a chance he could return to action following a team off day Friday. Gerardo Parra will make another start in Braun's place Wednesday night.

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An MRI on Braun's rib cage showed no significant injury and he's hopeful he'll be out for only a game or two, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"I feel better [Tuesday] than I did [Monday], so that's always a telltale sign," Braun said. He went on to say that he was "very encouraged" by the results of the MRI, though he didn't go into detail regarding what the test showed. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field Tuesday against the Rockies' Jordan Lyles, with Adam Lind batting fifth.

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Braun (ribs) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

Braun was lifted from Monday's tilt in the sixth inning with what was deemed a strained rib cage muscle. He declined to speculate as to the severity of the issue after the game. In his absence Tuesday, Gerardo Parra will man right field and bat sixth, while Adam Lind moves up to the three-hole in the order.

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Braun suffered a lower-right side injury in Monday's Opening Day game against the Rockies, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The severity of Braun's injury will reportedly not be revealed until Tuesday, but oblique injuries are already a concern in this case. The veteran outfielder has had issues staying healthy in the past few seasons, and another chink the in armor may have occurred Monday if the injury turns out to be serious.