Ryan Braun still dealing with thumb issue

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun continues to deal with a nerve issue in his right thumb. While Bran has played in 98 of the Brewers first 122 games he was given Thursday off.

“We’ve discussed a lot of different options,” said Braun. “We’ve looked into a lot of different things. We’re constantly evaluating it. We’ve talked to a lot of people.”

Braun had recorded just one hit in 12 at-bats in the Brewers current series against the Chicago Cubs.

“There’s some thought that it could just eventually go away. And I think if there was a surgery that everybody was really confident would heal the injury and there wouldn’t be any side effects, we would have already done it.” added Braun. “But because it isn’t something there is a lot of information on, it’s not something that’s been done often, we just need to continue to gather information. It’s not like I can’t play. I obviously can play.”

The outfielder has had pain in his right hand since last May due to an inflamed nerve near the base of his right thumb. The Brewers had hoped that Braun’s suspension last season would serve as a suitable rest period in lieu of surgery.

On the season Braun holds a .279/.331/.483 line with 14 home runs and 67 RBI.

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