Ryan Braun done for the season with back injury

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Ryan Braun made his first start since September 18 on Saturday night in St. Louis, but he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and his lingering back injury apparently didn’t respond too well.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers have shut Braun down for the remainder of the 2015 season. Braun could undergo surgery on his back within the next couple of weeks. It’s been an issue since July.

The 31-year-old outfielder will finish with a .285/.356/.498 batting line, 25 home runs, and 84 RBI after 140 games.

He is still owed $96 million from Milwaukee.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.