Ryan Braun 8 | Right Field

Milwaukee Brewers

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Sep 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Braun will undergo a minimally-invasive surgical procedure on his thumb Thursday morning in Los Angeles, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Impact: Braun, who is in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs for the Brewers' season finale, has been playing with an ongoing nerve issue with his right thumb for most of the season, with his offensive production especially weakened in the second half (.228/.295/.379 over 254 plate appearances). The outfielder's greatest difficulty has come with gripping the bat, a problem he expects the procedure to fully resolve. Braun will turn 31 in November and believes he can return to the level of superstar-caliber play he delivered over his previous seven seasons, but there's plenty of reason to be pessimistic. His slugging percentage already noticed a steep dip in 2013 while he played amid an ongoing investigation for his involvement with the Biogenesis clinic, and the track record of players regaining power after the age of 30 is not promising.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 26, 2014
News: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged that there have been some internal discussions about moving Braun to first base, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "I haven't talked enough with [GM Doug Melvin] about it to even know if there would be a reason to do it," Roenicke said. "I think he's a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he'll continue to get better in right. We haven't approached (Braun) about it. It's just kind of what the needs are. We have [Gerardo Parra] here now and we need to figure out what to do with him for next year." Impact: First base has been a glaring hole for the Brewers all season, with Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay failing to provide adequate production at the position. The team has given Matt Clark some time at first in recent weeks, and Jason Rogers even got a start there Thursday, but neither is a viable long-term option, nor is former second-round pick Hunter Morris. Thus, the Brewers are forced to consider other options, and Braun would make some sense, considering he came up as a third baseman and Parra is a Gold Glove-caliber defender in the outfield. However, it sounds like the talks of moving Braun are in the very early stages.(RotoWire, )
Ryan Braun
2014 Season
AVG
.266
HR
19
RBI
81
RUNS
68
Bio
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 200  Age: 30
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 11/17/1983, Mission Hills, California
College: Miami (FL)
Debut: 2007
Salary: $11,111,111
Injury Status
No Current Injury