Milwaukee Brewers star left fielder Ryan Braun will not be in the lineup for Friday night's game in San Francisco.
Braun hurt his right Achilles on a slide during Tuesday's game against the Padres. The next game, Braun left with tightness in the muscle, but the injury was not expected to be that serious.
Braun had just started to heat up after overcoming a slow start and a sickness that hampered him in the first few weeks of the season. Last week against the Padres, he hit three homers for the first time in his career. In 24 games this season, Braun was batting .283 with seven home runs and 17 RBI.
With Braun out of the lineup, center fielder Carlos Gomez will bat in the leadoff spot with second basemen Rickie Weeks slotted in the second spot. Right fielder Corey Hart will bat in Braun's No. 3 spot.
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