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Braun exits, but calf tightness considered minor

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NEW YORK -- Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun left Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees as part of an eighth-inning double-switch with a recurrence of the left calf injury that sidelined him for most of May and June.

Manager Craig Counsell, however, characterized the matter as minor.

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NEW YORK -- Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun left Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees as part of an eighth-inning double-switch with a recurrence of the left calf injury that sidelined him for most of May and June.

Manager Craig Counsell, however, characterized the matter as minor.

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"It wasn't too serious. He was just cramping a little bit," Counsell said. "He actually wanted to stay in. I just thought it was best at that point to get [Hernan Perez] in there."

Video: MIL@NYY: Counsell on the 5-3 loss to the Yankees

Braun was on the 10-day disabled list from May 11-21 and May 26-June 27 with a calf strain. Including his 0-for-4 game on Saturday, Braun is 10-for-40 with five doubles and three home runs since coming off the DL.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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