The Brewers have placed Ryan Braun on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 30, the club announced. He’s dealing with an infection in his right index finger. Milwaukee didn’t provide a timetable for his return.
The 36-year-old has only gotten into four games to this point, starting three at designated hitter. He’s coming off a productive 2019 effort (.285/.343/.505 in 508 plate appearances) and figures to reemerge as a middle-of-the-order bat for manager Craig Counsell upon his return to health.
The Brewers have not yet made a decision as to who will replace him on the 30-man active roster. Between Justin Smoak, Logan Morrison, Jedd Gyorko, Christian Yelich and Avisaíl García, they have a fair number of options to rotate through the first base/corner outfield/DH mix while Braun is out.