Milwaukee Brewers Injury News: Ryan Braun Out of Lineup
It is not the way things were supposed to go in 2015. After an awesome, injury free spring Ryan Braun looked to be ready to start 2015 on the right track. Just one game in he is already out of the lineup.
Apparently, Braun hurt himself while making a play on a flyball in Monday’s contest. This is horrible news for a Milwaukee Brewers team that was hopeful to get Braun back to playing at an MVP level this season. Last season while battling a thumb injury, Braun dealt with his worst season of his big league career. He finished the year batting .266 with 19 home runs and a career low .777 OPS. Not being able to get full extension due to his thumb injury, he was a shell of his former self down the stretch, batting just .210 in September with one homer and a .603 OPS.
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According to Brewers’ beat reporter Tom Hauricourt, the severity of the injury is unknown, but for the sake of the Brewers and the 2015 season they need a positive prognosis.
The good news is that the Brewers have a more than qualified defensive replacement as Gerrardo Parra will start in right field in Braun’s place tonight. While he easily able to replace Braun in the field, the lack of Braun’s bat will be hard to overcome if he is to miss much time.
Matt Garza will be on the hill tonight at Miller Park looking to silence the fearsome Colorado Rockies’ offense. He will be facing the Rockies right hander Jordan Lyles. Even with the absence of Braun, the Brewers offense will look to get back on track as the team looks for their first win of 2015.