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Ryan Braun headed to DL with back tightness

Outfielder has setback
Ryan Braun headed to DL with back tightness
Posted at 8:26 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 23:03:48-04

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, according to a release from the team.

Braun was scratched from the lineup on Monday, May 14 prior to the team's matchup with Arizona with right mid-back tightness 

The 34-year-old is retroactive to May 14 and is able to return on May 24. 

Braun has suited up for 37 of the Brewers 44 games this season, notching 126 at-bats and holding a .222 average with a .681 OPS, 5 home runs and 20 RBI. 

He has not hit a home run since April 20 against Miami and has only recorded 4 hits and 5 RBI in the month of May. 

Entering his 12th season with the Brewers, Braun has not played 150 games or more since 2012, the year after being named MVP. 

Last season, he suited up for 104 games, the second-lowest total of his career. He suffered from a strained left calf that sent him to the DL twice. 

Braun has three years left in his contract, scheduled to have a mutual option in 2021 that would include a $4 million buyout. He is scheduled to earn at least $15 million in all three of those seasons.