Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun swung a bat on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. That’s the good news. The bad news? Braun is likely still going to remain out of the lineup until after the July 16 All-Star Game.
Braun has not played since June 9 because of an irritated nerve between the thumb and index finger on his right hand.
Braun hadn’t handled a bat in a week and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said much regarding Braun’s status would be known today.
We’re making progress with it. We’re still not there, but we’ll see [Wednesday] a lot more. The last time he did it, the next day he was sore.
Braun didn’t actually hit, but rather took dry swings in the batting cages underneath Nationals Park.
Braun is hitting .304/.380/.509 this season and has nine home runs and 36 RBI in 242 plate appearances. The Crew is 8-12 in the 20 games Braun has missed with the injury.
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