Ryan Braun (thumb) has been cleared to swing a bat.
Although he has been cleared to swing a bat, he doesn't expect to actually hit a baseball until closer to the end of the week. The thumb has bothered him since early in 2013, and their hopes remain that the surgery will fix that nerve issue. This past season Braun hit .266 with 19 home runs, 81 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases.
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