Ryan Braun out of Brewers' starting lineup because of strain

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was not in the starting lineup against Colorado on Tuesday night, a day after leaving the Brewers' opener because of a strain in his right side.

Braun had an MRI Tuesday morning.

''The results were good,'' Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. ''He's going to hit in the cage today, and we'll see if we can use him during the game. He should be back in there tomorrow. This isn't too bad.''

Braun, the 2011 NL MVP, was hurt when he crashed into the right-field wall while catching Justin Morneau's fourth-inning drive.

''I feel better today than I did yesterday,'' Braun said. ''A lot of times you know more the following day after you injure something. I got an MRI, and I'm obviously very encouraged by the results. Hopefully, it's only a day or two.''

Braun described the injury as ''something between sore and tight.''

''If I had to guess, I'd say it's more intercostal, which is the muscles in between the ribcage, than it is oblique,'' he said.

Braun insisted that the injury isn't significant.

''From that perspective I'm fortunate and encouraged by it. Yesterday I wasn't sure,'' he said.

Braun was limited by a thumb injury much of last season.

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