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Brewers OF Braun gets planned day off

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CHICAGO (AP) -

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is out of the lineup for the opener of a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

Braun was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after he was sidelined by a right oblique strain. He played in three straight games against Pittsburgh, and manager Ron Roenicke decided to rest him on Friday.

Braun did not make a rehab start before he rejoined the team, so Roenicke wants to be cautious with the 2011 NL MVP.

Roenicke also says he hopes Carlos Gomez will be able to play Saturday. The center fielder is nursing a sore back while serving a three-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing brawl April 20 in Pittsburgh.

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