Ryan Braun
LF MIL
3 weeks ago

Braun is in the lineup for the Brewers' split-squad Cactus League game Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Milwaukee has conserved the veteran outfielder's workload this spring in order to have him fresh for the regular season. Assuming the 33-year-old goes through spring training without issues, prospective Braun owners should feel justified taking him somewhere near the third or fourth round of most mixed league drafts.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
3 weeks ago

Braun will play in his first spring game Friday, starting in left field and probably taking two at-bats during a split-squad contest, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The vet has been brought along slowly to preserve him for Opening Day. Braun bounced back with authority in 2016 and remains a worthy pick in the first four rounds of most mixed fantasy drafts.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
3 weeks ago

Braun will make his first Cactus League appearance either Friday or Saturday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The elder statesman in the Brewers outfield typically sits out of the first couple weeks of spring games as a normal part of his spring routine, but it will be good to see him back in action nonetheless. Once the regular season starts, Braun will look to build off of a bounce-back 2016 campaign where he posted a .903 OPS thanks to 30 home runs and 23 doubles.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
1 month ago

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Braun probably will not play during the first week of spring games, as part of his usual spring preparationTom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is merely a normal step in the 33-year-old's typical camp progression. He's expected to play games sometime in early March, so unless something else arises, there's nothing to worry about with his health. He's coming off a 2016 revival (.305/.365/.538 with 30 home runs, 91 RBI, 80 runs and 16 stolen bases) and, despite ongoing concerns about health and age, continues to deserve a pick sometime in the third or fourth round in most fantasy drafts.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
6 months ago

Braun isn't in the lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

It seems kind of odd that Braun would sit out the season finale but no injury label has surfaced to this point. Jake Elmore will replace him in left field Sunday, batting eighth for the Brewers.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
6 months ago

Braun (wrist) is back in Wednesday's lineup, hitting third and manning left field against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

He sat out Tuesday with a sore wrist, but it was a minor ailment and he's back in the three hole against Cole Hamels and the Rangers. Braun has had his best offensive season since 2012 (135 wRC+), and is looking like the type of player who could continue to age quite well, although it's fair to wonder how many seasons with double-digit stolen bases the 32-year-old outfielder has left.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
6 months ago

Braun is out of Tuesday's lineup with a wrist injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Braun is experiencing wrist soreness, which is why the Brewers decided to start Michael Reed in left field Tuesday evening. Fortunately for Milwaukee, Braun is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday. However, consider him day-to-day until then.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
6 months ago

Braun is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Braun started the past five games, but with the Brewers eliminated from playoff contention, the Brewers will give their star a day off to evaluate younger options. Michael Reed will take over in left field to fill the void.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
6 months ago

Braun (personal) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, batting third and playing left field.

EDGE Analysis

Braun took the past two games off to attend to the birth of his son, but the outfielder is back with the team Thursday and ready to play again. The 32-year-old will likely slot in as the starting left fielder for the remainder of the season, barring any extraneous circumstances.

Ryan Braun
LF MIL
6 months ago

Braun is not in Wednesday's lineup as he is still with his wife and newborn son.

EDGE Analysis

His wife gave birth to the couple's son Tuesday and he is understandably taking an extra day to be with his family as the Brewers are playing out the string. Domingo Santana is starting in left field and hitting cleanup Wednesday. It seems likely that Braun will be back in the fold Thursday against the Pirates.