Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has missed the past six games with an oblique injury on his right side and the team officially sent their former MVP to the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
Since Braun has been held out the last six games, the move to the disabled list will take effect from April 27th and he will be eligible to return May 12th. This is only the second time in Braun’s career that he has headed to the disabled list.
Braun is off to a great 2014 season after missing 65 games last year because of suspension. In 22 games this year, Braun is batting .318 with 28 hits, six home runs, and 18 RBI. In place of Braun, the Brewers have activated outfielder Logan Schafer from the disabled list, who had been battling a right hamstring injury.
The Brewers will certainly miss Braun’s production at the plate as they currently sit first in the National League Central with a 21-9 record. Milwaukee ranks in the top ten in the league in hits, home runs and total bags, while ranking in the top fifteen in most other offensive categories.
The Braun-less Brewers will move forward as they get set to take on the Cincinnati Reds Saturday in game three of the four game series.