Apr 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) singles during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun Activated, Aramis Ramirez To DL

As expected Tuesday, the Milwaukee Brewers activated right fielder Ryan Braun from the 15-day disabled list and placed third baseman Aramis Ramirez on the DL with a strained left hamstring.

Braun had been out since April 26 and he batted third Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ramirez was hurt Saturday against the New York Yankees and there is no timetable for his return, according to MLB.com.

Braun was hitting .318/.361/.591 in 22 games and 97 plate appearances with six homers and 18 RBI. But he had been running hot before the injury, going 6-for-11 in the three games before he was hurt.

Ramirez, meanwhile, is hitting .252/.309/.390 on the year with five homers and is tied for the team lead with 21 RBI in 34 games and 136 plate appearances. But he had been in a funk until the night he was injured, as he had been 5-for-56 in his last 17 games. On Saturday, he had singled and homered in two at-bats before injuring his hamstring making a play on defense.

Also on Tuesday, the Brewers recalled utility man Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville and sent down outfielder Caleb Gindl.

Herrera had gone 6-for-27 with the Brewers from April 18-30 before being sent back down, but had been on fire at Nashville since his demotion, going 18-for-38 in 10 games for the Sounds.

Gindl was 3-for-19 in 23 plate appearances with the Brewers, appearing in eight games.

With Ramirez out, Mark Reynolds and Jeff Bianchi will get the bulk of the time at third base.

Tags: Aramis Ramirez Caleb Gindl Elian Herrera Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun

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