Ryan Braun leaves team for birth of child

Chicago - Ryan Braun has left the Brewers to return to Milwaukee to be with wife Larisa for the birth of their first child.

That makes it extremely unlikely that Braun would be in the Brewers' lineup for their game Wednesday night against dthe Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, despite the proximity of the two cities.

The Brewers already are down one outfielder with Carlos Gomez out with a sprained left wrist. Gomez could miss as much as two weeks of action while he recovers.

Gerardo Parra has been playing in center field in Gomez's absence. Assuming Braun is not in the lineup tonight, Logan Schafer probably will start in right field as the Brewers look to snap their seven-game losing streak.

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