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Strained oblique lands Braun on DL

CINCINNATI — The Brewers put LF Ryan Braun on the 15-day DL with a strained oblique Saturday.

He missed six games as Milwaukee hoped he could come back in fewer than 15 days. But the team decided it was better not to rush him. The move is retroactive to April 27; he can return May 12.

"It makes the most sense — for me, for the team just looking out from a long-term perspective," Braun said. "It made more sense to try to let it get healthy instead of trying to force it."

Also, OF Logan Schafer, out since April 18 with a strained right hamstring, was activated.

Angels: 3B David Freese went on the DL with a broken right middle finger a day after he was hit by a pitch.

Blue Jays: RHP Brandon Morrow went on the DL with a strained right index finger.

Cubs: OF Ryan Sweeney went on the DL with a strained right hamstring and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Also, OF Chris Coghlan, a graduate of East Lake High and the 2009 NL rookie of the year for the Marlins, was called up from Triple A.

Indians: Former Rays INF Elliot Johnson was designated for assignment. He hit .105 (2-for-19) and Friday made two errors at second base. Also, CF Michael Bourn left after the third with a tight left hamstring and is day to day.

Pirates: RH reliever Stolmy Pimentel went on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.

Reds: INF/OF Skip Schumaker, out since dislocating his left shoulder while diving for a ball March 21, was activated.

White Sox: CF Adam Eaton went on the DL with a strained right hamstring. He was hurt running out a grounder Friday.

Streaks

Through Friday

American League

BATTING

Longest current batting streak 12, Bautista, Tor, April 19 to May 2.

Longest batting streak, season 17, Ramirez, CWS, March 31 to April 18.

PITCHING

Longest current winning streak 4, Kazmir, Oak, April 2 to April 29.

Longest current losing streak 5, Oberholtzer, Hou, April 3 to April 30; Santiago, LAA, April 2 to May 2.

Longest winning streak, season 4, Buehrle, Tor, April 2 to April 19; Perez, Tex, April 8 to April 23; Kazmir, Oak, April 2 to April 29 (current).

Longest losing streak, season 5, Oberholtzer, Hou, April 3 to April 30 (current); Santiago, LAA, April 2 to May 2 (current).

TEAM

Longest current winning streak 3, BAL, May 1 to May 2; DET, April 29 to May 2; T-B, May 1 to May 2.

Longest current home-win streak 3, CLE, April 23 to May 2.

Longest current road-win streak 3, BAL, April 23 to May 2; DET, April 29 to May 2; T-B, May 1 to May 2.

Longest current losing streak 4, MIN, April 30 to May 2.

Longest current home-loss streak 4, MIN, April 30 to May 2; TEX, April 20 to April 30.

Longest winning streak, season 5, K-C, April 15 to April 19; NYY, April 12 to April 17; TEX, April 15 to April 19.

Longest home-win streak, season 5, TEX, April 15 to April 19.

Longest road-win streak, season 4, BOS, April 16 to April 26; OAK, April 12 to April 15.

Longest losing streak, season 8, SEA, April 15 to April 22.

National League

BATTING

Longest current batting streak 22, Arenado, Col, April 9 to May 2.

Longest batting streak, season 22, Arenado, Col, April 9 to May 2 (current).

PITCHING

Longest current winning streak 5, Greinke, LAD, April 1 to April 30.

Longest current losing streak 5, McCarthy, Ari, April 5 to April 27.

Longest winning streak, season 5, Greinke, LAD, April 1 to April 30 (current).

Longest losing streak, season 5, McCarthy, Ari, April 5 to April 27 (current).

TEAM

Longest current winning streak 4, MIA, April 29 to May 2.

Longest current home-win streak 7, MIA, April 18 to May 2.

Longest current road-win streak 4, WAS, April 16 to May 2.

Longest current losing streak 4, ATL, April 29 to May 2.

Longest winning streak, season 9, MIL, April 4 to April 13.

Longest home-win streak, season 7, MIA, April 18 to May 2.

Longest road-win streak, season 6, MIL, April 4 to April 10.

Longest losing streak, season 8, MIA, April 6 to April 14.

Strained oblique lands Braun on DL 05/03/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 3, 2014 10:22pm]
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