Braun returns to starting lineup

Braun returns to starting lineup

CINCINNATI -- A day after he was out of the lineup with a sore left wrist, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was back in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

Braun told Brewers manager Ken Macha that he could play and Macha inserted Braun in the third spot in Milwaukee's lineup.

Braun originally injured his wrist Friday when he was struck by a pitch from Reds starter Bronson Arroyo. In the seventh inning after hitting a grounder, Braun told Macha that he couldn't grip the bat.

Macha replaced Braun with Frank Catalanotto the following inning.

Steve Gartner is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.