OF - FA
OF Ryan Braun was listed on the list of free agents provided by the MLBPA on Thursday. The Brewers have declined his $15 million dollar mutual option for 2021.
Braun will become a free agent after playing 14 years of his career in Milwaukee. The 36-year-old had hinted at retirement recently, but it remains to be seen if plays for another season. He slashed .233/.281/.488 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, 14 runs scored and one stolen base over 39 games in 2020. Braun will look to latch onto another team during the off-season or re-sign with the Brewers on a team-friendly deal.
Brewers GM David Stearns expects Ryan Braun to wait until the new year to make a decision about whether or not to continue playing in 2021.
Braun and the Brewer have a $15 million mutual option for 2021. It sounds like Milwaukee has interest in bringing back the former MVP on a smaller contract, but Braun might retire altogether. He once again dealt with some minor injuries throughout 2020.
Ryan Braun was not in the lineup Game 2 due to strained left oblique. It was originally reported to be a back injury.
Braun was removed from the lineup for Game 2 due to strained oblique. It was reported earlier to be mid-back soreness. The Brewers were eliminated from the playoffs Thursday and Braun will have all offseason to recover from his oblique strain. Braun will most likely split time between OF and DH in 2021.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says that Ryan Braun is day-to-day with a mid-back strain.
Braun exited Wednesday's Game 1 against the Dodgers with the injury. He apparently suffered it back on Sunday, but Braun has been dealing with back issues all season. It remains up in the air whether or not he'll play on Thursday. It's a win-or-go-home game for the Brewers.
Ryan Braun was removed from Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Dodgers due to mild back discomfort.
Braun has been dealing with on-and-off back issues all season. The Brewers wound up losing this one 4-2.