Ryan Braun Update

It took nearly two months but the final piece to the Brewers' infield puzzle has joined the squad in the person of third baseman Braun. A first round pick from the University of Miami, Braun is a right-handed power hitting third baseman with great speed. Prior to his recall, Braun, 23, was tearing up the International League, batting .342 with 10 HR, 22 RBIs and a .701 slugging percentage in 34 games. He picked up in the majors right where he left off in Triple-A, collecting four hits, one a home run, in his first eight at-bats before going 0 for 7 his past two games. Although the Brewers are 0-4 since he hit the scene, Braun's Achilles heel, his fielding at the hot corner, hasn't been a problem yet -- he's handled all 10 of his chances cleanly. There's little reason to believe that Braun won't be a fixture on Milwaukee's infield -- with Rickie Weeks and MVP candidates Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy -- for the rest of the decade. He's an automatic in all leagues.