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Braun exits game with sore Achilles tendon

Braun exits game with sore Achilles tendon

Braun exits game with sore Achilles tendon
SAN DIEGO -- A bad Wednesday got worse for the Brewers when left fielder Ryan Braun limped off the field following a sixth-inning flyout and called it a day.

He downplayed the problem -- a sore right Achilles tendon -- after a 5-0 loss to the Padres. It flared up when Braun logged his 100th career stolen base on Tuesday night, and there was some discussion before Wednesday's game whether Braun would play or sit.

"It's just a little sore," Braun said. "We'll see how it feels tomorrow."

The Brewers are off Thursday before resuming play in San Francisco on Friday night.

Braun and the Brewers were in a 3-0 hole when he led off the sixth inning with a flyout to left field. He trotted off slowly and was limping around in the dugout while other outfielders began to stir. Nyjer Morgan wound up taking over in left field for the bottom of the sixth.

Braun is the Brewers' leader in hits (26), total bases (56), home runs (seven) and RBIs (17).

The injury bug has been biting the Brewers of late. Chris Narveson underwent his season-ending left shoulder surgery on Tuesday morning, hours before first baseman Mat Gamel suffered a torn ACL in his right knee that will require its own surgical procedure.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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