Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Todd Kosiak. Braun hasn't played since April 26 due to the oblique injury that landed him on the DL and an injury to his right hand.
The Brewers are currently tied with the Giants for the most wins in baseball. With Braun back in the lineup, they should be better equipped to continue their surprisingly dominant start.
Braun, the only player in baseball to homer three times in a game this season, is hitting .318/.361/.598 through his first 88 plate appearances. He has six homers, 18 runs batted in, and three stolen bases on the year. He is also the league's best troll and a living argument for misanthropy.
Unfortunately, Braun's return will coincide with a trip to the disabled list for third baseman Aramis Ramirez. He left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a hamstring strain. A trip to the disabled list is likely. Mark Reynolds could end up sliding over to third in Ramirez' absence with Lyle Overbay and Martin Maldonado standing in at first.