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MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun tested his strained right ribs in batting practice again Friday, and his manager still believes Braun will be back in the Brewers' starting lineup for the first game he is eligible to return from the disabled list.

"He's on schedule, and we'll see if we can get him back here Tuesday," manager Ron Roenicke said.

Braun indicated he may go on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment Monday, but he said the venue was under discussion. Class A Wisconsin, which plays about an hour away in Appleton, Wis., is home that night.

He declined to speculate about returning to the Brewers on Tuesday.

"I'm just trying to get the most out of each day," Braun said. "It's still progressing. Definitely heading in the right direction. It's not going to disappear overnight. These things have a tendency to linger and be around for a little while, which is why we did the DL move in the first place."

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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