Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun Placed on 15-Day DL

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The Milwaukee Brewers lost their big-time player and outfielder in Ryan Braun to the 15-day disabled list. The news overshadowed the Brewers’ 4-3 loss in a close game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Brewers had high hopes in getting Braun back into the lineup on Friday night, but their plans were derailed as he went out to take batting practice. Clearly the session did not go well, and the worst possible scenario came to be for him and the Brewers. The outfielderhad injured his right thumb and has missed the past four games.

Braun had been the only bright spot in a Brewer’s team that is fourth place in the NL Central and has struggled all season long to get anything going.

Braun is batting .304 with nine homers and 36 RBIs. The right handed outfielder, who won the NL’s MVP award in 2011 and came up just short in 2012 of winning the award again to San Francisco’s Buster Posey, could be in jeopardy of not making a another trip to the diamond in quite some time.

This is the latest setback for Braun after news that MLB could possibly be moving to suspend him for 100 games for his connection to an anti-aging clinic drug scandal. Depending on when MLB will dole out the punishment for his connection with the clinic, we may have seen Braun play his very last game for the blue and white this season.

Tristen Challe is a writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle

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