Jun 5, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun watches the game from the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at Miller Park. Braun did not start the game because of a thumb injury. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun Could Return Before MLB All-Star Break

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Dealing with a significant hand injury, it was thought that Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun would be out past the Major League All-Star break but manager Ron Roenicke said that may not be the case.

Per Brewers.com:

The Brewers were very encouraged on Wednesday when left fielder Ryan Braun’s sore right hand felt well enough to swing a bat for the second straight day. Braun, on the disabled list with an inflamed nerve, is suddenly making some progress.

“I think that’s a good sign, with him swinging the way he did and coming out today feeling [well],” manager Ron Roenicke said.

When Braun last swung a bat one week earlier, he felt sore the next day, increasing the likelihood that he would remain sidelined through the All-Star break.

Is there now a chance he will be back sooner?

“I think with the progress he made the last couple days, I think it’s a possibility,” Roenicke said. “I don’t want to put any times on this. But it’s a possibility.”

Braun and the Brewers have both dealt with difficult seasons so far, but there’s hope for a rebound with the All-Star’s health improving.

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