Braun Leaves WBC Game With Sore Right Side


Braun felt tightness after a single in his third at-bat and it got worse when he struck out his next time up. Showing Team USA's depth, he was replaced in left field by Brian McCann after manager Davey Johnson also considered pitcher Ted Lilly. At least Braun sounds optimistic (and hurried): "I'm fine," the All-Star left fielder said. "It's precautionary more than anything else. Just tightened up on me a little bit. Don't want to take any chances. I'll be back."