Ryan Braun injury update: Brewers outfielder (calf) to undergo MRI

first_imgThe Brewers are dealing with an unfortunate injury.Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun suffered a calf sprain Friday running to first base on a broken-bat RBI single in the first inning of Milwaukee’s 11-7 loss to the Rockies and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the strain, the team announced. Mets’ Pete Alonso ties Aaron Judge’s MLB rookie home run record “So, the timing isn’t ideal. It’s part of baseball, though. We’ve dealt with adversity so well as a group. I don’t know how bad it is yet. I’ll get some more information, but as of now I’m optimistic.”Moustakas has been struggling with a sore throwing elbow while star slugger Christian Yelich is out for the year with a fractured kneecap.Although the Brewers (89-71) rallied after Yelich’s season-ending injury to clinch at least a National League wild-card spot, the road ahead likely will be difficult if they’re missing key players. Braun remains optimistic about his condition.“It feels a little bit better now than it did when it first happened,” Braun told reporters. “So, I’m encouraged by that. We’ll try to stay optimistic and gather more information about where we’re at. … If it felt worse now than it did then, that would have been a worse sign and more concerning. So, it gives me reason for optimism.” Related Newscenter_img James Paxton injury update: Yankees ace (glute) removed 1 inning into final regular season start Braun has been solid offensively for Milwaukee this season with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs while slashing .285/.343/.505. His injury comes at an inopportune time – the Brewers are one game behind the Cardinals for the N.L. Central title with two games to play (vs. the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday and Sunday).“The timing of it isn’t ideal,” Braun said. “We’ve got a lot of things going on. It’s well documented, the injuries we’re already dealing with. Moose (Mike Moustakas) being out a couple of days. Obviously, we want to be as close to full strength and full health as we can as we approach the end of the season here and get into postseason games.last_img

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