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Ryan Braun's ailing hand has once again kept him out of a game. Braun was not in the starting lineup last night, but he was available as a pinch-hitter. The Milwaukee Brewers destroyed the Marlins, though, and did not need to have Braun hit. The All-Star outfielder is frustrated, but the team is hoping to have him back in the starting lineup by the weekend.
According to David Villaviciendo of MLB.com, Braun's hand is not improving. Braun admits this, and that's a big part of his frustration. He said his hand feels the same as it did coming into the Marlins series. The 29-year old has not swung a bat since Sunday, and he probably won't tomorrow. Ron Roenicke would rather continue to rest Braun then play him and risk further injury.
"He's not swinging a bat, so it's hard to say," Roenicke said of Braun's status going forward. "I think the more we keep him off of it, the better. It's going to get better. It's just a matter of if four days is enough."
Braun has been battling a right hand injury - to the dumb area specifically - for nearly a week now. His chances of playing in the Marlins series were slim to begin with, and now his chances of starting the upcoming series with the Reds are slim. Braun's best hope is to get better today and tomorrow and get back in the lineup by Saturday.
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Braun is having a solid season at the plate despite the injury and the swirling rumors around his involvement with Biogenesis. Braun is hitting .304/.380/.509 in 57 games. Obviously his injury will decrease his overall potential production, but this will likely the third-dtraight year in which Braun gets MVP votes. For now, though the former MVP will need to rest and recover if he wants to keep up his productivity throughout the rest of the year.
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