Braun says side injury not causing slump

Ryan Braun, hitting .200 with no homers and two RBI so far, says that his strained intercostal muscle is not an issue and he feels 100 percent.

"I'm just still trying to find my timing and rhythm a little bit," Braun said. "Physically I feel good but the swing is not where it needs to be yet. It's not mechanical as much as it is timing." Assuming the strained muscle is truly no longer an issue, Braun's slow start to the season is likely to soon be a distant memory.