Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notes: Brewers Place Braun on Disabled List

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notes: Brewers Place Braun on Disabled List

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Brewers place Braun on disabled list

Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun has been put on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left calf, with the Brewers promoting infielder Eric Sogard from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Braun said tests Friday revealed a Grade 1 strain, the mildest form of the injury. General manager David Stearns is hopeful Braun needs just a short stint on the disabled list before returning. Braun will also get a chance to rest an arm injury that also kept him out of the lineup for much of the beginning of May.

"The combination of the elbow and the calf, it makes much more sense for me to go on the DL," Braun said before Friday's game against the New York Mets.

This is only Braun's third stint on the DL in 11 major league seasons. Sogard was hitting .330 for Colorado Springs. (AP)

Surgery for Familia * New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia had surgery Friday after being diagnosed with a blood clot near his right armpit, an injury that general manager Sandy Alderson said will sideline the reliever for several months.

The Mets put Familia on the 10-day disabled list before their game Friday in Milwaukee but said it was not certain whether the relief pitcher will return this season. They activated first baseman Lucas Duda, who had been sidelined by a hyperextended left elbow, from the DL. Duda was in the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

Familia told trainers Wednesday that he felt some tingling in his right ring finger, which Alderson said was the first mention of the condition. The righthander was checked during the game, when it was determined he had mild vascular symptoms that required follow-up.

Familia was diagnosed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and flew to St. Louis to see a doctor Friday morning for more tests. It was determined then that Familia would need surgery, Alderson said.

"We do believe that this is something that will keep him out several months," Alderson said. "It's possible that he'll be back by the end of the year. …

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