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

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

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.


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.

Topics: Milwaukee Brewers, Ryan Braun

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