CHICAGO — Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun could return as early as Sunday from a left calf strain.
Manager Craig Counsell made the announcement Friday before the Brewers’ series opener at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
Braun has been on disabled list retroactive to May 11. In 27 games, he has seven homers, 18 RBIs and is batting .287.
Braun, a six-time All Star and 2011 National League MVP, has been taking batting practice and throwing. Counsell says Braun has been “making progress” and “won’t say it’s going to be for sure on Sunday yet, but it will be close.