PHOENIX - Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun will miss at least three games after being placed on bereavement leave.
Braun was expected to return to the lineup Thursday night against Arizona, but left the team due to a family medical issue, according to the team. Fox Sports Wisconsin reported before the game Braun was headed to California.
Bereavement leave has to be at least three days and no more than seven under baseball's rules.
Braun returned to Milwaukee's lineup Tuesday against Cincinnati after missing 26 games with an inflamed nerve in his right hand, but sat out Wednesday to rest a sore right thumb.
He went 1 for 3 in his return and is batting .304 with nine home runs and 36 RBIs in 58 games.
RHINELANDER - Usually when we think of people fighting world hunger, collecting food donations and other community service events come to mind. But a group of kids from Rhinelander are fighting world hunger a different way.
On Sunday, 14 people, including kids in grades five through 12 and some of their parents, set out on a weeklong 250 mile bike ride to raise money. They're all part of Rhinelander's Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tammy Barthels says this is a great way for kids to learn about world hunger.
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