Ryan Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey Braun likely to land on disabled list

PHOENIX — Ryan Braun appeared bound for the 10-day disabled list with mid-back tightness aft Roberto Osuna Canada Day Jersey er missing all three games of the Brewers’ series win over the D-backs at Chase Field.

The team was still weighing its options in the immediate wake of Wednesday’s 8-2 win, with no official roster move announced. A DL assignment could be Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey backdated to Monday, meaning Braun would be eligible for reinstatement as early as May 24 for the start of a series at home against the Mets.

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PHOENIX — Ryan Braun appeared bound for the 10-day disabled list with mid-back tightness after missing all three games of the Brewers’ series win over the D-backs at Chase Field.

The team was still weighing its options in the immediate wake of Wednesday’s 8-2 win, with no official roster move announced. A DL assignment could be Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey backdated to Monday, meaning Braun would be eligible for reinstatement as early as May 24 for the start of a series at home against the Mets.

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“I would say it’s far more likely than not” that he lands on the DL, Braun said Wednesday afternoon.

Left-handed hitting outfielder Brett Phillips has already been called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs and sent back down twice this season. Even though he was just optioned out on Friday, he would be eligi Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 55 Russell Martin Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey ble to return before spending the requisite 10 days in the Minors if he replaces an injured player.

Left-handed hitting first baseman Ji-Man Choi is another option, especially with the designated hitter in play this weekend in Minnesota and three right-handers starting for the Twins. Choi has not played for Colorado Springs since Saturday because of a cold bug going around the team, but it was said to be nothing that would preclude a callup.

Bothered by lower back issues at various times in his career, especially since surgery to relieve a bulging disc in October 2015, Braun felt discomfort in a new area of his back, higher and on the right side, during Sunday’s win over the Rockies at Coors Field. After striking out for the fourth time — only the second time in his career he’s been saddled with the so-called “golden sombrero,” Braun quietly left the game while most of the focus was on starter Freddy Peralta‘s stellar Major League debut.

Braun was in the original starting lineup for Monday’s series opener at Arizona, but was a late scratch.

The Brewers took two of three games from the D-backs without Braun, and were also without versatile Hernan Perez for the final two games of the series because of a left wrist issue. But manager Craig Counsell said Perez was trending in the right direction and was likely to be a full participant beginning Friday at Minnesota.

“It’s always tough when you have an active member of your roster who’s unavailable, because then you’re playing down a player,” said Counsell. “That makes it difficult. If you’re available to hit or play the field, I think y Russell Martin Canada Day Jersey ou have a little more flexibility and you can get through things. But active, unavailable position players put you in a little bit of a pinch.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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