Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun should be ready to return from a strain on his right side in time for next week's series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The outfielder hasn't played since April 26. Braun was hitting .318 with six home runs and 18 runs batted in when he was put on the 15-day disabled list on May 3.
Braun took batting practice before the team's game Wednesday afternoon against Arizona. Manager Ron Roenicke said Braun should be ready when eligible to play his next game, Tuesday against NL Central rival Pittsburgh.
The Chicago White Sox activated third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Jordan Danks to triple-A Charlotte (N.C.).
First baseman and outfielder Tyler Moore was optioned to triple-A Syracuse (N.Y.) by the Washington Nationals, making room on the roster for right-handed pitcher Doug Fister to make his season debut Friday.
The Chicago Cubs put reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day DL because of a moderate left groin strain.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times