The 34-year-old outfielder and platoon first baseman has been a staple in the Milwaukee lineup since 2007, but with the acquisitions of Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich, Braun's opportunities are scheduled to see a steady decline.
In two of his five games this year, Braun has played hero for the Brewers.
In their second game against the Padres, he launched a three-run homer in the top of the 9th to lift the Crew past the Friars and Tuesday's game ended in miraculous fashion after he and Yelich hit back-to-back jacks to save a game that looked hopeless.
But after both of those performances, Braun has spent his next day on the pine.
Venturing a guess, it's safe to assume no player in MLB history has hit two game-winning home runs within a four-game span and spent the next day on the bench after both.
Depth is always valuable to have, especially when injuries starting cropping up later in the season. Plus, keeping a veteran like Braun fresh for dog days of the season in late August could be big for a playoff push.