Photo of Ryan Braun

By Robert Klein, Brewers Correspondent, Mon, Feb 23rd 1:36pm EST

Braun underwent a surgical procedure in October to relieve an inflamed nerve in his right hand. Braun looks like he should be ready to resume all baseball activities and is set to begin the season in right field after coming off an injury-plagued 2014. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Braun played in 135 games in 2014, hitting .266 with 19 home runs and 81 runs batted in. If healthy Braun should put up 20+ home runs again however his days of hitting 41 like he did in 2012 are likely over. Monitor his progress to make sure his hand holds up during game action this spring.

Ryan Braun News & Advice

ESPN | Feb 26th, 2:15am
Ryan Braun can't pinpoint the exact date, but he can remember with some clarity when his right thumb began bothering him.
news | Feb 25th, 10:55pm
Now comes the real test for Ryan Braun and his meddlesome right thumb. The Brewers outfielder reported to camp in full health, vowing to rejoin the list of baseball's elite hitters.
news | Feb 25th, 12:00am
There is no way to gloss over what Ryan Braun means to the Brewers. He is the face of the franchise and the guy they made the commitment to keep, looking to build their long-term success around him. A return to form from the former NL MVP will be vital if Milwaukee wants to make a run at its first World Series title.