Braun exits game with tightness in hamstring

Braun exits game with tightness in hamstring

Braun exits game with tightness in hamstring
DENVER -- Ryan Braun was removed in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Rockies with tightness in his left hamstring and calf.

The Brewers left fielder missed the last eight games before the All-Star break with a left calf strain before returning to action in his team's first game back on Thursday.

Manager Ron Roenicke said that Braun didn't suffer any setback with the calf injury.

"His leg just never loosened up much," Roenicke said. "It just stayed sore on him, and instead of pushing him and keeping him out there, we decided it was better to get him out."

Roenicke said that Braun could be back in the lineup on Sunday.

"Nothing happened at all," Braun said. "We'll just see where it's at tomorrow.

Braun said before Saturday's game that the calf was still limiting his mobility.

"I can't run yet, to be honest with you," he said. "I can't run yet at all. I'm unable to run, so I just jog as quickly as I can whenever the situation warrants it. Whenever I can avoid running or putting any extra stress on it, I think that's in my best interest and the team's best interest."

Braun had a 23-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-3 performance on Friday.

Nick Kosmider is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.