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MILWAUKEE - As drivers pulled up in their cars to drop off canned goods at Miller Park, Ryan Braun collected the Thanksgiving donations and offered a warm handshake with his gloved right hand.Spring training is still more than two months away, but this is a good sign for the Milwaukee Brewers and their star outfielder.Braun said Wednesday that his right hand feels good. He is cautiously optimistic that a medical procedure performed in early October will finally fix a nerve problem near his right thumb that has nagged him since the 2013 season.My hope is it gets back to 100 per cent. Right now, I dont feel anything and I havent been able to say that in two years, Braun said. It would hurt shaking hands, writing — doing everything activities — and I dont feel that at all. Im excited about that.Days after the end of a disappointing season, Braun had cryotherapy, a procedure involving the application of extreme cold. The procedure was performed at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.Braun was suspended the final 65 games of the 2013 season for his connection to the Biogenesis doping scandal. The Brewers had hoped the extra rest going into last off-season would address the problem going into 2014.For a while, that plan seemed to be working. Braun got off to a hot start in spring training. The career .306 hitters average was up to .327 on June 1, though his power numbers were down. The average slowly dipped in the second half. His struggles at the plate epitomized Milwaukees frustrating September, when a team-wide slump dropped the Brewers out of first place and out of the playoffs.The 2011 NL MVP finished hitting a career-low .266 with 19 homers and 81 RBIs.I really believe if I was anywhere near healthy the season would end up differently, Braun said. Hopefully this thing continues to feel good ... and I can get back to being one of the best players in the league.Braun said his hand felt amazing after taking swings in the weeks after the procedure. He is in his typical off-season routine now, and doesnt plan to resume baseball activities until late December.The Brewers began their off-season by trading for Adam Lind from Toronto for pitcher Marco Estrada. The addition of Lind fills two glaring needs since he is a left-handed hitting first baseman.Other than that, Milwaukee has been relatively quiet so far. The club picked up starter Yovani Gallardos $13 million option. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez is returning to the Brewers after the two sides picked up the $14 million mutual option.Manager Ron Roenicke is also coming back, while Darnell Coles is taking over for Johnny Narron as hitting coach.I dont think our failure had anything to do with (Roenicke) managing, it had to do with us playing, Braun said. So definitely happy to have him back.Otherwise, Braun is also enjoying life as the father of a 2-month-old daughter. He said he wasnt getting much sleep, but otherwise called fatherhood indescribably beautiful. Courtland Sutton Jersey . Toronto dropped a 7-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon, with only a pair of late runs preventing a second straight shutout loss. Josh Willingham belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Kendrys Morales hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh as the Twins took the rubber game of the three-game series. Isaac Yiadom Broncos Jersey . - Buffalo Bills running back C. http://www.authenticshopbroncos.com/bro ... ue-jersey/ . -- Phil Mickelson came to the St. Custom Denver Broncos Jerseys . 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The Mets had 12 hits, including 11 in only 4 1-3 innings against Kameron Loe (0-2), who made his first start in the majors since 2007. He filled in for Julio Teheran, who was given a rest -- a possible sign of things to come this month as the Braves move closer to the post-season. At least two Mets hitters reached base in each of Loes innings. LaTroy Hawkins gave up a double to Elliot Johnson to lead off the ninth. Dan Uggla and pinch-hitter Andrelton Simmons popped up and Hawkins earned his seventh save when pinch-hitter Chris Johnson struck out. Loe, 33-43 in nine seasons with Texas, Milwaukee, Seattle, the Cubs and Braves, had pitched only in relief since making his last start with Texas in 2007. He was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday and struggled in every inning against the Mets. With one out in the first, Daniel Murphy tripled and Brown hit a homer that landed about halfway up the lower level of seats in left field. Dudas homer was the start of the Mets three-run third inning. The low point for Atlanta in the inning came when centre fielder B.ddddddddddddJ. Upton and left fielder Evan Gattis watched Gees fly ball fall to the ground in the gap. The ball dropped closer to Upton, who stopped running and then looked at Gattis. Juan Lagares scored on the play. Braves fans cheered when manager Fredi Gonzalez came to the mound to remove Loe in the fifth after the right-hander walked Gee. Gonzalez rested Simmons, third baseman Chris Johnson and catcher Brian McCann. The Braves had only one hit, a single by Paul Janish in the second, before scoring once in the fifth. Uptons sacrifice fly drove in Uggla, who singled and moved to third on Paul Janishs second single. NOTES: LF Eric Young Jr., who was 0 for 5, was the only Mets starter without a hit. ... Braves CF Jordan Schafer, who has a bruised left quadriceps, was removed from the original lineup. ... The Braves completed a 7-2 homestand. ... Mets manager Terry Collins said he doesnt expect 1B Ike Davis to return this season from his strained right oblique. Davis had an anti-inflammatory injection on Tuesday in New York. ... Collins said 3B David Wright has made progress but has no projected date for his return from a strained right hamstring. ... Both teams are off on Thursday. The Mets open a series in Cleveland on Friday night when RHP Zack Wheeler faces LHP Scott Kazmir. The Braves play at Philadelphia Friday night as LHP Mike Minor faces LHP Cliff Lee. Blackhawks Jerseys Store Cheap Wild Jerseys Cheap Red Wings Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Penguins Jerseys Store Capitals Jerseys For Sale Blues Jerseys Store Cheap Kings Jerseys Adidas Lightning Jerseys Stars Jerseys For Sale Cheap Predators Jerseys Ducks Store Sharks Jerseys For Sale Cheap Sabres Jerseys Rangers Jerseys For Sale ' ' '

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