PHOENIX — Ryan Braun has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers' game Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to right mid-back tightness.
The team announced the injury shortly before the series opener. Braun was set to play left field and bat third.
Braun's removal led to several changes in the batting order, with Jonathan Villar entering the lineup batting seventh and playing second base.
Braun is batting .222 with five home runs and 20 RBIs this season.