Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun continues to rehabilitate from offseason back surgery.
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Braun's Recovery from Surgery Behind Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 31
He had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back a week after the 2015 season ended.
Braun, 32, hit .285 with 25 home runs and 84 RBI last season.
He is one of the few remaining impact players in Milwaukee—along with Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis—as the Brewers undergo a rebuilding phase. That process continued Saturday, when the team traded shortstop Jean Segura to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a five-player deal, per the Associated press (via ESPN).
Braun isn't allowing the rebuild to adversely affect him, however, per Tom Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:of the
Ryan Braun said he is embracing the rebuild and said players need to "stay in the moment" and not worry about what's going on around them.1/31/2016, 7:43:25 PM
He added, "I look forward to it. We're not breaking up a juggernaut team," per McCalvy.
That perhaps came in response to comments Lucroy made recently, saying he wanted to play for a World Series title and that he didn't see the Brewers as a playoff contender this year. He also added, "Rebuilding is not a lot of fun for any veteran guy," per