Ryan Braun out for first game of Brewers' doubleheader

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is filling in for the Brewers in left, hitting sixth against Cubs right-hander Trevor Cahill. Expect Braun to be in action for the second contest.

Braun currently ranks 13th among all big league players with a 2.96 nERD. He's slashing .328/.391/.571 with a .402 wOBA in 407 plate appearances this season.