Ryan Braun sent to 15-Day DL with Strained Right Rib Cage

Braun, who hasn't played since he exited in the 9th inning of the Brewers April 26th game against the Chicago Cubs with an injury, was placed on the disabled list Saturday morning. The corresponding roster move was to activate outfielder Logan Schafer from the DL.

The Brewers slugger had been treated over the past week for his strained rib-cage muscle, but with little progress and Schafer ready to return, a roster move had to be made. The move was retroactive to April 27th, which means Braun will be eligible to return to action in time for May 13th against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Schafer, more of a defensive asset, has the versatility to play all outfield positions and will likely see much of the playing time in Braun's absence. However with a .214 batting average in ten MLB games this season, his bat will be a step down from Braun's. Schafer himself is returning from a strained hamstring that has kept him off the major league squad since April 18th.

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