Braun's prognosis improves, but Peralta could miss time
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun rounds the bases after hitting a 2-run homer agianst St. Louis Cardinals' Kyle Lohse in the 5th inning at Miller Park Friday, June 10, 2011. Image by Benny Sieu
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun smacks a 2-run homer in the 5th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park Friday, June 10, 2011. Image by Benny Sieu
Brewers' Ryan Braun celebrates with Nyjer Morgan after hitting a two run home run in the bottom of the 5th inning off Minnesota Twins pitcher, Carl Pavano, on Sunday June 26, 2011 Jeff Sainlaremail@example.com
Brewers' Ryan Braun gets ready for an at bat against the Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano on Sunday June 26, 2011 Jeff Sainlarfirstname.lastname@example.org
brewers23, spt, lynn, 2.-Ryan Braun follows through with an RBI single in the first inning scoring Rickie Weeks as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Miller Park Tuesday June 22, 2011. Photo by Tom Lynn/TLYNN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Tom Lynn
brewers22, spt, lynn, 8.-Ryan Braun connects for a two RBI single in the Brewers half of the 7th inning. The Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays battle at Miller Park Tuesday June 21, 2011. Photo by Tom Lynn/TLYNN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Tom Lynn
BREWERS-PIRATES. The Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun, hits a three run homer in the first inning, driving in Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez in the first inning as the Brewers continue their dominance against the National League Central rival Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ryan Braun hit his National League-leading 12th homer, tripled and drove in four runs, helping a shaky Zack Greinke and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6 Sunday for a three-game sweep.. Photo by MICHAEL SEARS/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Image by Michael Sears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta is "iffy" to make his next start because of a strained left hamstring, and Ryan Braun might be back earlier than expected after a good round of hitting in the batting cage.
Peralta was able to work out in the weight room and play some catch Wednesday, a day after the hamstring injury forced him from the game in the sixth inning of a win over the Washington Nationals.
Manager Ron Roenicke said the injury doesn't seem to be serious. Still, the manager said it is "iffy" that Peralta will start as scheduled Sunday.
Roenicke was heartened by Braun's indoor hitting session Tuesday, saying it's a "possibility" that the slugger could return from a thumb injury before the All-Star break.