Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Ryan Braun left the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after six innings with a right hip strain. He did not leave the game due to his right achilles tendon, which has been bothering him recently. Braun is only day-to-day with this injury, and he left the game after notching a hit and stealing a base.
The reigning NL MVP, by the way, has double-digit stolen bases this season. Norichika Aoki came on to replace the left fielder in the game, and more updates will be coming going forward. He might not be able to play in today’s game, but we’ll see on that.
The Houston Astros Carlos Lee will not play in today’s game after straining his left hamstring in yesterday’s game. The powerful corner outfielder hit into a double play in the eighth and was injured on that play. Lee will be re-evaluated today and will likely be out for the remainder of the weekend and possibly more depending on what happens today.
Another corner outfielder, Manny Ramirez, is on this injury updates list for something that is going down in the minors. Manny was scratched from yesterday’s line-up with the Sacramento River Cats possibly due to hamstring tightness. This is the same injury that caused him to miss Thursday’s Triple-A game.
The 40-year-old veteran is off to an awful start in four games with Sacramento, as Ramirez is hitting just .222 without any power to make up for it (no extra-base hits). Although there is no clear indication on why he was a late scratch yesterday, the consensus seems to be that he missed the game due to the hamstring injury.