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 - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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