Brewers star Ryan Braun welcomes birth of first child on Thursday
Aug 24, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) beats out an infield hit as Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez (24) fields the throw in the first inning at Miller Park. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Brewers right-fielder Ryan Braun and his wife Larisa welcomed a new member to their family on Wednesday evening:
Congratulations to Ryan and Larisa Braun on the birth of their first child, Celine Elysse! Braun is expected to rejoin the team tomorrow.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 4, 2014
Ryan Braun and his wife did have their child last night, a girl. Braun could arrive at the ballpark here later tonight. #Brewers— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) September 4, 2014
Braun is not in the Brewers lineup on Thursday night against the Cardinals, but as stated by the Brewers will likely return to action at Miller Park on Friday.
The former National League MVP left the Brewers yesterday to return to Milwaukee ahead of the special occasion:
Ryan Braun is back in Milwaukee with his wife, Larisa, as the couple expects the birth of their first child. #Brewers— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) September 3, 2014
The couple was married this off-season, after Braun's most difficult season on the field. Last season he was suspended for 65 games.
Braun returned to the team this season and is hitting .277 with 18 home runs with 77 runs batted in through 114 games. He has struggled with nagging injuries throughout the season to his wrist and oblique.