Braun is hitting .367 with seven homers and 27 RBIs. His 12-game hitting streak was snapped on Friday night.
A nerve problem near his right thumb bothered Braun a couple of years ago, contributing to subpar seasons in 2013 and '14. Braun had back surgery this past offseason.
Braun has been a regular in the lineup this year, though manager Craig Counsell has said that he intends to give the slugger days off.
Alex Presley replaced Braun, starting in left field.