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Braun anticipating Tuesday return from DL

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MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun took batting practice on the field Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a right rib-cage strain, and he told coaches he expects to spend the minimum time on the 15-day disabled list.

If he hits that target, Braun would be back in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Pirates at Miller Park.

"He says he feels good," manager Ron Roenicke said. "He hit [Tuesday] in the cage again, said he felt good. He thinks he's going to be ready in time."

That timing could potentially work well for the Brewers, who anticipate losing center fielder Carlos Gomez for at least a game or two next week. Gomez has a hearing with Major League Baseball on Friday to appeal his three-game suspension.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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