|Jan. 25 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Braun says his right hand feels significantly better following an offseason procedure to fix nerve damage near his thumb.
Analysis: The veteran slugger said Sunday that he started hitting a little earlier than he usually does in the offseason. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy in early October to address the lingering injury. He hit .266 with 19 homers and 81 RBis in 135 games in 2014. The Brewers and Braun say his first real test will come when the former NL MVP begins facing live pitching at spring training next month.
|Oct. 2 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Braun is cautiously optimistic that an offseason procedure has fixed a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb.
Analysis: The injury has hampered the 2011 NL MVP the last two seasons. Braun's average dipped to a career-low .266 in 2014. His second-half struggles contributed to a team-wide slump that dropped the Brewers out of first place and out of the playoffs. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy days after the season ended in October.
|Sep. 6 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Originally out of the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup because of an ailing right thumb, Braun took batting practice and was inserted to play against St. Louis on Saturday.
Analysis: Braun missed two games this week for the birth of a daughter, then went 1 for 4 in Friday night's 6-2 win as Milwaukee stopped a nine-game losing streak.
|Aug. 26 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Braun went 3 for 4 with a home run in Monday's win over San Diego.
Analysis: After seeing his average dip to .275 for the first time since April 18, he's batting .385 with five RBIs on a six-game hitting streak.
|Aug. 14 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET18:17 GMT2:17 11:17 AM MST1:17 PM EST1:47 PM VEN22:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-Braun was held out the lineup for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a sore right hand. According to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, the 2011 NL MVP has been experiencing a flare-up of a nagging injury.
Analysis: Roenicke noticed Braun had altered his approach at the plate. In 98 games, Braun is hitting .279 with 14 homers and 67 RBIs.
|July 27 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Braun was 2 for 4 with his 61st RBI in a 5-2 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Analysis: Braun is hitting .346 over his last 27 games with 16 extra-base hits and 24 RBIs.
|July 23 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Braun hit his 13th homer of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Braun is batting .363 over his last 23 games with 15 extra-base hits and 20 RBIs.
|July 20 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Braun hit a two-run dinger Saturday.
Analysis: Braun is 11 for 28 during a seven-game hit streak.
|July 14 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Braun went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Sunday's 11-2 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Braun has hit safely in 13 of his last 15, batting .379 with 13 RBIs.
|July 10 11:21 AM PT12:21 PM MT1:21 PM CT2:21 PM ET14:21 ET18:21 GMT2:21 11:21 AM MST1:21 PM EST1:51 PM VEN22:21 UAE1:21 PM CT-Braun has returned to the Brewers starting lineup and lower down in the batting order. Braun, who has been bothered by a bad back, was slotted into the fifth spot for Thursday afternoon's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after sitting out the previous two contests.
Analysis: It was the first time that Braun hit fifth in the starting lineup since Sept. 14, 2008. He had been hitting second lately after starting the season batting third. But manager Ron Roenicke said it was a matter of creating consistency at the top of the lineup. Braun also has missed games with an injured thumb and a sore oblique this season. Braun is hitting .291 with 11 homers and a team-high 49 RBIs in 69 games.
|July 5 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Braun left a game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday with spasms in his lower back.
Analysis: Braun struck out swinging in the first and played right field in the bottom half of the inning. He was replaced in the field by Logan Schafer for the second inning.
|June 29 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Braun had a pair of hits, including a two-run triple, in a 7-4 win over Colorado on Saturday.
Analysis: Braun, hitting .287, is 8 for 21 (.381) and has six of his team-best 45 RBIs in his last five games.
|June 6 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Braun went 3 for 5 with a double in an 8-5 win at Minnesota on Thursday.
Analysis: Braun is batting .400 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his last 11 games.
|May 31 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Braun continued to torment Chicago pitching Friday, going 3 for 5 with his eighth home run and three RBIs in an 11-5 win.
Analysis: Braun is 12 for 23 with seven RBIs in his last five games. He's batting .492 with six homers and 21 RBIs over a 15-game hitting streak against the Cubs.
|May 26 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET21:39 ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST9:09 PM VEN5:39 UAE (+1)8:39 PM CT-Braun went 4 for 5 with and a triple and a double in Sunday's 7-1 win at Miami.
Analysis: Braun had been just 8 for 37 with a homer and two doubles over his previous 10 games.
|May 22 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET21:23 ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST8:53 PM VEN5:23 UAE (+1)8:23 PM CT-Braun sat out the Brewers' win Friday night at Miami after a flare-up of the oblique strain that sent him to the disabled list earlier this season.
Analysis: The Milwaukee slugger was available off the bench but didn't play in Milwaukee's 9-5 victory. Manager Ron Roenicke said he hoped Braun would be back in the lineup by Sunday.
|May 7 10:46 AM PT11:46 AM MT12:46 PM CT1:46 PM ET13:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE12:46 PM CT-Braun should be ready to return from a right oblique strain in time for next week's series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The outfielder hasn't played since April 26. Braun was hitting .318 with six homers and 18 RBIs when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 3.
Analysis: Braun took batting practice before the team's game Wednesday afternoon against Arizona. Manager Ron Roenicke says Braun should be ready when eligible to play his next game, Tuesday against NL Central-rival Pittsburgh.
|Apr. 27 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-The Brewers put Braun on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique in his right side on Saturday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Analysis: Braun had missed the last six games because of the injury. Since he hasn't played, the move was made retroactive to April 27 and he will be eligible to return on May 12. Braun went on the disabled list for the first time in his career last season, sidelined from June 14 to July 7 with an injured right thumb. He accepted a 65-game suspension on July 22 for violations of Major League Baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
|Apr. 26 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Braun was 3 for 4 and drove in his 18th run Friday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Braun is hitting .458 with eight RBIs over his last six games.
|Apr. 22 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Braun drove in two runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Monday night.
Analysis: Braun has six of his 16 RBIs in the last three games. He's bumped his batting average to .306 by going 9 for 24 (.375) in his past six contests.
|Apr. 20 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Braun was 3 for 5 with his second multihomer game of the season - this time connecting on two dingers - and scored four runs on Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Braun is slugging .776 with 13 RBIs over his last 12 games after going 1 for 16 in his first four contests.
|Apr. 11 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Braun had two hits and drove in a run as the hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to six games with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
Analysis: Braun went 6 for 12 with 10 RBIs in the series against Philadlephia while increasing his lifetime total to 24 RBIs in 21 games at Citizens Bank Park. Braun opened the three-game set by homering three times in Tuesday's 10-4 win. He's 8 for 16 in his last four games.
|Apr. 8 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST6:50 PM VEN3:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Braun hit three homers for the second time in his career in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia, driving in a career-best seven runs.
Analysis: Braun entered with three hits in 20 at-bats on the season, with no RBIs and no home runs. Perhaps Tuesday's monster performance can bring him out of his slow start.
|Apr. 7 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Braun was 2 for 4 in Sunday's win over Boston.
Analysis: Braun is off to a slow start, but Sunday's performance might get him going after he was 1 for 16 through his first four contests.
|Apr. 4 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET15:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE2:34 PM CT-Braun has been booed in his first road game since his 65-game suspension last season.
Analysis: The Brewers slugger was booed loudly by fans at Fenway Park as he was introduced before the game as part of Milwaukee's starting lineup and again when he went to bat in the first inning. He struck out swinging, one of three Brewers retired that way in the inning by Jake Peavy.
|Mar. 31 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Braun has received a standing ovation in his first at-bat back with the Brewers following his 65-game suspension last season.
Analysis: The right-handed slugger drew overwhelming applause as he strode to the plate in Milwaukee's opener against the Atlanta Braves. There may have been a trickling of boos, but those were easily drowned out. Braun hit in his customary No. 3 position in the lineup in his first regular-season game since July 21. He was retired on a high fly to left.
|Feb. 20 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET23:11 GMT7:11 4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST6:41 PM VEN3:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-A long-awaited day had finally arrived: Ryan Braun is officially back with his team for the first time since being suspended for 65 games for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement as part of the Biogenesis doping scandal.
Analysis: Braun hit .298 with nine home runs, 38 RBIs and four steals in 61 games in 2013, well below his career averages.
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