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Ryan Braun: Officially announces retirement
Braun, via the Brewers' official Twitter account, officially announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday.
Braun had been leaning toward retiring all season, and he has now officially decided to hang up the cleats. Braun spent his entire career with the Brewers after being drafted by the club in 2005, and he finishes with 352 home runs, 1,154 RBI, 216 stolen bases and a .891 OPS in 1,766 career games over 14 big-league seasons. He was a six-time All-Star and also was the 2007 NL Rookie of the Year and 2011 NL MVP.... See More ... See Less
Ryan Braun: Still leaning toward retirement
Braun visited Brewers camp Monday but is still "strongly leaning" toward retiring, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Braun's presence at camp may have led some to believe he is considering playing this season, and he did not close the door on that happening, saying, "Until I get to a point where I've completely made my mind up, I just don't see any sense in making (retirement) official." However, he did ultimately reaffirm his comments from February, when he said he isn't "currently interested in playing" baseball in 2021, and added that his "top priority is parenting."... See More ... See Less
Ryan Braun: No plans to play in 2021
Braun (oblique) continues to participate in workouts but isn't "currently interested in playing" baseball in 2021, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Milwaukee declined the 37-year-old's $15 million mutual option for 2021 back in October, and he's been enjoying time with his family during the offseason. Braun indicated he's not officially retired and will "stay in touch with the Brewers," but he seems unlikely to be back on the field this season with spring training already on the horizon. He appeared in 39 games during 2020 and had a .233/.281/.488 slash line with eight homers and 26 RBI in 139 plate appearances while splitting time as a designated hitter and right fielder.... See More ... See Less
Ryan Braun: Officially becomes free agent
Braun (oblique) was listed on the list of free agents provided by the MLBPA on Thursday, indicating that the Brewers have officially declined his $15 million dollar mutual option for 2021.
This comes as no surprise, with $15 million far exceeding the 36-year-old outfielder's value at this point in his career. The former National League MVP has mentioned the possibility of retiring after the 2020 season, though a return to Milwaukee for a 15th season with the Brewers remains a possibility. He could also draw interest from other teams looking to add a low-cost right-handed bat this winter.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Clarifies injury
Braun, who is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Thursday, said the injury he is dealing with is actually a strained left oblique, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Braun was reported to be dealing with mid-back discomfort, but it's actually the veteran outfielder's oblique that is keeping him out of the lineup Thursday. This is significant news, as oblique injuries often linger for multiple weeks. All that being said, manager Craig Counsell did not rule out the possibility of using the 36-year-old as a pinch hitter during the win-or-go-home tilt.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Not starting Game 2
Braun (back) isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Braun was removed from Wednesday's contest with mid-back discomfort, and he'll remain out of the lineup as the Brewers fight to stay alive in the playoffs Thursday. Per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, manager Craig Counsell did not rule out the possibility of the veteran outfielder being used as a pinch hitter. Tyrone Taylor will start in right field.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Out with back discomfort
Braun was removed from Wednesday's Game 1 against the Dodgers with mid-back discomfort, per the ESPN telecast.
The 36-year-old dealt with back problems throughout the year and appeared to aggravate those issues when he collided with the outfield wall after securing an out Wednesday. Braun struck out in both plate appearances before exiting and should be considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Homers in win
Braun went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Braun teamed up with Daniel Vogelbach to go back-to-back against Adam Wainwright in the fourth to give the Brewers their first lead of the evening. Braun is hitting .238/.281/.500 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 38 games as he hopes to help Milwaukee to another playoff birth in his 14th season with the ballclub.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Won't start Wednesday
Braun is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
Braun heads to the bench after going 7-for-20 with three extra-base hits while starting in each of the previous six games. Jace Peterson will spell Braun in right field in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Slugs seventh homer
Braun went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Royals on Saturday.
Braun came to the plate with runners on first and second in the eighth inning and delivered a home run to put the Brewers up 5-0. He now has seven home runs on the season, five of which have come in his last nine appearances. Overall, Braun is hitting .255/.306/.549 with a 25 RBI and 11 runs scored across 113 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Good to go Saturday
Braun (back) will bat third as the designated hitter Saturday against the Royals.
Braun left Friday's game with back spasms, but the issue was evidently a minor one. He's ready to return without missing a single start and will look to build on his excellent .406/.444/.906 slash line this month.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Diagnosed with back spasms
Manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Braun is dealing with back spasms, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Braun was removed from Friday's game in the bottom of the fourth inning after hitting a single. The 36-year-old dealt with a similar issue in late August and early September. Counsell said that the team should know more about the severity of the issue Saturday. Ben Gamel also left the game with a quad injury, so it's unclear who could take over in right field if they miss time.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Exits with low back tightness
Braun exited Friday's game against the Royals with low back tightness, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Braun hit a single in the bottom of the fourth inning but was replaced by pinch-runner Ben Gamel due to his injury. The severity of the issue is unclear. If Braun is forced to miss any additional time, Gamel could take his place in right field.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 207 lbs|
|Birthplace: Mission Hills, CA|
|School: Miami (FL)|
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