After missing three games with a neck strain, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is back in Milwaukee's lineup for Monday afternoon's game against the Cubs.
Braun first felt the neck strain while working out prior to Friday's game and it locked up during batting practice.
The decision to return Monday didn't come until late, as Braun tested the neck during batting practice.
Braun's return is a huge lift to a battered Brewers team. With Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart on the disabled list, Milwaukee was shuffling the lineup around without Braun.
Shortstop Jean Segura won't play Monday because of the left quad contusion he suffered Sunday on a hard takeout slide by Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra. Alex Gonzalez will play shortstop Wednesday, Yuniesky Betancourt shifts to third base and backup catcher Martin Maldonado had to play first base.
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