Ryan Braun took batting practice Wednesday and said he expects to be ready to return when he is eligible to be activated in time for the start of a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on Tuesday.
“He says he feels good,” Roenicke said. “He hit [Tuesday] in the cage again, said he felt good. He thinks he’s going to be ready in time.”
Braun returning as scheduled could work out well for the Brewers, who are anticipating the loss of center fielder Carlos Gomez for a couple of games next week. Gomez, who was suspended three games for his part in a brawl with the Pirates on April 20, is scheduled to have his appeal heard by Major League Baseball on Friday.
Braun was hitting .318/.361/.591 in 22 games this season before he was sidelined, with six homers, 18 RBI and 18 strikeouts in 97 plate appearances.