Braun, batting .364 with a .429 on-base percentage and slugging .576, missed Wednesday night's 13-inning marathon with lower back problems and was not in the lineup for Thursday's matinee rubber match.
"We make [injury decisions] collectively, and you make those decisions, really, for the long term to try to get him in there full time as quickly as possible," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
Alex Presley and Ramon Flores received the starts in left and right field, respectively.
Prior to the game, Counsell noted that Braun was "feeling better" and that he hoped to have the six-time All-Star back in the lineup this weekend when the Brewers take on the Mets in New York.
More information on Santana's injury will come following the game.
Curt Hogg is a reporter for MLB.com based
in Milwaukee.. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.