Ryan Braun RF MIL 1 day ago

Braun hit his 10th homer and drew two walks in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.

All of a sudden, his power's back in a big way -- over his last 21 games, Braun has smacked nine homers and driven in 24 runs while posting a very nice 12:16 BB:K. He's now homered in consecutive games and gone three straight without striking out. You'd like to see the batting average get back to its old lofty levels, but it's hard to argue with Braun's 40-homer pace.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 2 days ago

Braun went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over Detroit.

After early season struggles, Braun has really come on as of late. He's now batting .259 with nine home runs and 27 RBI which is a great sign after last years struggle. Braun hit the first of three straight home runs off of Anibal Sanchez in the third inning on his way to a big night.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 6 days ago

Braun was 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in the Brewers win over the Mets on Friday night.

He got off to a slow start, and while he is batting just .256 on the year, he has swatted seven home runs since April 28, and now has 21 RBI for the season.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 2 weeks ago

Braun went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in the 12-4 blowout over the Cubs Saturday.

Braun has been hot as of late and he had yet another effective game Saturday. Since April 28th, Braun is 11-for-38, with 14 runs, 12 RBI and five home runs, so clearly he's found that MVP power form he had in 2011.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 3 weeks ago

Braun went 3-for-5 with two home runs -- including a grand slam -- and five RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.

Braun was held out of back-to-back games Sunday and Monday to work on his mechanics. It appears the time off did him some good, as he followed up his home run in Tuesday's game with two more long balls Wednesday -- first a rocket of an opposite-field solo shot, then a bomb to left-center with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Braun got off to a slow start and is still hitting below his career norms, but following his power surge, he now owns a .254/.293/.423 slash line and has his OPS north of .700 for the first time this season.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 3 weeks ago

Braun is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Braun was held out the last two days to clear his head and work on some some adjustments to his swing, but he will return to action Tuesday night. Braun, as he usually does, will play right field and bat third in Tuesday's contest.

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Braun's absence from Monday's lineup is not due to an injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun's omission from the lineup for a second day in a row is puzzling for a player of his stature, but it appears he is not dealing with any health issues, and is instead being held out either to get a mental break, or for performance reasons. Braun's woeful .556 OPS provides credence to the latter option, but he is the top hitter in the Brewers lineup when right, so he figures to return to action Tuesday as long as he is healthy like he says.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 4 weeks ago

Braun is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Cincinnati.

The Brewers have not revealed an injury for Braun, but his absence from the lineup on consecutive days is a concern. Gerardo Parra will play right field while Logan Schafer gets another start in center field Monday. Braun deal with side pain after an early exit on Opening Day against Colorado, and he's hit .230/.277/.279 over 17 games for the Brewers.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 4 weeks ago

Braun is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Braun will see his first day off since dealing with side pain early in the season, giving way to Gerardo Parra in right field, with Logan Schafer manning center. The 31-year-old did collect two multi-hit games and his first homer of the season this week, but owns just a .556 OPS through his first 61 at-bats.

Ryan Braun RF MIL 1 month ago

Braun rapped out a pair of singles in four at-bats and stole his first base of the year Thursday against the Reds.

As tough as Braun's start to the season has been, this game represents a shining beacon of hope. He's been better over the last four games, picking up five hits in 16 at-bats (.313) with his first homer and first steal. The elite-level Braun may never return, but he could still be a very productive fantasy outfielder.