Ryan Braun to undergo back surgery after season

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun remains out of the lineup with a back injury and will undergo surgery at the end of the season, according to a report by MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.

Braun, who has missed multiple games throughout the season with the same injury, is in the midst of his best statistical year since 2012. In 138 games this season, Braun is batting .287/.359/.503 with 25 home runs, 84 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

On Aug. 19, Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, became the all-time home run leader in Brewers' history, as he surpassed Robin Yount's previous record of 251.

Over the next five seasons, the 31-year-old is owed $105 million by the Brewers.

Milwaukee has already been eliminated from postseason contention this year with a record of 63–86. 

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