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Braun scratched from Brewers’ lineup vs D-backs

May 15, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Hernan Perez, right, carries a cap and glove to first baseman Ryan Braun after Braun hit into a double play on a pitch from Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland to end the top of the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to right mid-back tightness.

The team announced the injury shortly before the series opener. Braun was set to play left field and bat third.

Braun’s removal led to several changes in the batting order, with Jonathan Villar entering the lineup batting seventh and playing second base.

Braun is batting .222 with five home runs and 20 RBIs this season.

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