CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a strained oblique in his right side, the latest setback for a banged-up team thats recently struggled to score. Andres Escobar Jersey . Braun had missed the last six games with the injury. Since the outfielder hadnt played, the move was made retroactive to April 27 and he will be eligible to return on May 12. Braun also had been sidelined a few games this season by a sore right thumb. Overall, the former NL MVP is batting .318 with six homers and 18 RBIs. Milwaukee activated outfielder Logan Schafer off the disabled list before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Hed been sidelined by a strained right hamstring. The Brewers had the best record in the majors when they made the moves. They were hopeful that Braun could be back in less than two weeks, but finally decided it was better not to rush him. "I think for a lot of reasons it makes the most sense -- for me, for the team, just looking out from a long-term perspective," Braun said. "It made more sense to try to let it get healthy instead of trying to force it and rush back. "Were headed in the right direction. If we werent headed in the right direction, we would have made the move immediately. But its definitely gotten better. The oblique is one of those trick injuries." Braun went on the disabled list for the first time in his career last season, sidelined from June 14 to July 7 with an injured right thumb. He accepted a 65-game suspension on July 22 for violations of Major League Baseballs drug agreement and labour contract. Shortstop Jean Segura and third baseman Aramis Ramirez also missed time with injuries last week. Despite the setbacks, Milwaukee took a 21-9 record into Saturday nights game. With Braun sidelined, the Brewers have been short-handed in the outfield. First baseman Mark Reynolds made his first career start in right field on Thursday night. Schafer batted .214 with two RBIs before he got hurt. Manager Ron Roenicke expects Braun to be fully recovered from the injury when hes eligible to be activated. "This way hopefully we will be assured that it will be gone when hes back," Roenicke said. "So it makes sense to do it." Santiago Arias Jersey . - Chris Davis hit a two-run double, scoring Nelson Cruz in his Orioles debut in Baltimores 9-7 win over to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Colombia Soccer Jerseys . Smiths former Atlanta teammates were glad to hang on for an ugly win. http://www.soccercolombiamart.com/world-cup-pedro-franco-football-jersey/ . -- Tiago Splitter tipped in a rebound with 2.AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn didnt bother waiting until after the Southeastern Conference championship game to give football coach Gus Malzahn a new six-year contract worth $3.85 million annually. Athletic director Jay Jacobs announced the first-year coachs new deal Friday night, the eve of the third-ranked Tigers game against No. 5 Missouri in Atlanta. Malzahn has led Auburn to an 11-1 season after taking over a team that won three games and lost all eight SEC contests in 2012. "As Ive said before, we want coach Malzahn to be at Auburn for a long time," Jacobs said. "The new contract includes a raise and extension and is our statement that Auburn is committed to coach Malzahn for the long haul. While this season has been remarkable, Im equally excited about the future of our program under his leadership. The future of Auburn football is very bright." The present is pretty bright, too. Auburn hired Malzahn last December and gave him a five-year contract worth $2.3 million annually. The new deal represents a $1.5 million pay hike and includes a $250,000 raise each year. Malzahn will make $5.1 million in the finall year of the contract. Daniel Torres Jersey. . Auburn is in line to play in the Sugar Bowl and possibly for a national championship with a win over Missouri. Malzahns Tigers upset No. 1 Alabama last weekend. University President Dr. Jay Gogue said he and Jimmy Rane, president pro tem of Auburns board of trustees, supported Jacobs recommendation to give Malzahn the big raise and six-year deal. "A lot of programs would love to have coach Malzahn, so this is a good move that allows him to continue taking Auburn football where our fans want it," Gogue said. Malzahn has a chance to win a league title in each of his first two seasons as head coach. The former Auburn offensive co-ordinator led Arkansas State to a Sun Belt Conference championship last season before returning to replace his ex-boss, Gene Chizik He was offensive co-ordinator for Auburns 2010 team that won the national title and Malzahns star pupil, Cam Newton, captured the Heisman Trophy. 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