The Milwaukee Brewers have been going at it without Ryan Braun for some time now and on Saturday they officially placed their superstar on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
Braun, who is hitting .318 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 22 games. On the season, will miss his seventh consecutive game when the Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark on Saturday.
The DL move is retroactive to April 27 and the Brewers have activated outfielder Logan Schafer in a corresponding move.
Elian Herrera subbed for Braun in right field for the first four of his missed games, but the Brewers just demoted him back to the minors and used first baseman/third baseman Mark Reynolds in right field on Friday, although Caleb Gindl got the start on Friday.
I would expect Schafer to get a good amount of at bats in Braun’s absence and could be worth a look in deep leagues.
In other injury news:
Jim Henderson, Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers have been showing up here a lot. In addition to Braun, Henderson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with right-shoulder inflammation. Henderson battled a drop in velocity during spring training, one of the reasons Francisco Rodriguez was installed as closer the day before the opener.
He allowed a game-turning homer in the eighth inning on Thursday and immediately went to the DL.