60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley underwent successful shoulder surgery Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery in four months, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley was already ruled out for the season, but this report confirms there were no surprises with his surgery. He faces a lengthy recovery timetable, but if things go as planned, he should be ready to take the field when spring training begins in February.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery Monday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley visited with a doctor earlier in the week who confirmed he's dealing with a tear in his biceps. The hope was that rest would be enough to allow Brantley to heal to the point that he could play through the ailment toward the end of the season, but he'll now opt for surgery, ending his 2016 campaign after just 11 major league games. The 29-year-old will turn his attention toward rehabbing in advance of the 2017 season.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley's recent consultation with doctors confirmed the diagnosis of biceps tendinitis, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians plan on having a clearer path on the next steps for Brantley in the coming days but at this point things aren't trending in a positive direction. A return date when rosters expand in September appears to be the best case scenario at this point.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Brantley has been diagnosed with a reoccurence of biceps tendinitis, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tribe recently sent Brantley to New York for a follow-up exam after he reportedly hit a wall in his attempt to ramp up his rehab program. Brantley underwent a procedure last month to remove scar tissue from his surgically-repaired shoulder, and it's uncertain how long he'll remain shut down following this setback. At this point, it would be surprise if Brantley made it back before rosters expand, if at all this season.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) has again been stalled in his recovery attempts, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley had been making strides in what has been a long road to recovery following labrum surgery. Nonetheless, this new setback will certainly put his chances of returning this season in serious doubt. The 29-year-old has not played since May and remains without a definitive timetable.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) continues to be limited to taking swings in the batting cage but has been able to increase his volume of swings, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians are balancing the fact that they don't want to rush Brantley back versus the fact that the minor league seasons are coming to an end in a few weeks and his ability to head out on a rehab program to see some game action may be jeopardy as a result. He continues to make progress but until he advances further in his rehab it's hard to pinpoint a potential return date.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Brantley took some swings from a pitching machine Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a step in the right direction for Brantley who has had a tumultuous return from shoulder discomfort that's sidelined him since early May. There's likely to be an update on the 28-year-old's progress in the coming days after he sees how he feels following the hitting session.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Brantley (shoulder) remains without a timetable to return but says he is "very confident" he will return and have an impact this season, Chris Assenheimer of The Chronicle Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley had surgery last week to remove scar tissue from the shoulder that's nagged him all season and while he's yet to resume baseball activities, he's optimistic about returning this season. The 29-year-old will likely begin jogging and light-arm exercises in the coming weeks but could be held out all of August as he works his way back to full strength.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Brantley (shoulder) underwent a procedure to remove scar tissue from his shoulder, Zach Meisel of Clevelanddotcom reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley underwent an MRI on Wednesday after feeling additional discomfort in his shoulder which necessitated a procedure to remove scar tissue that had built up. While he's expected to resume baseball activities next week, he's likely due to spend another 3-4 weeks sidelined as he returns to full strength. He projects to return sometime in August as the Indians look to secure a top seed in the American League.

60DMichael Brantley
LF/CF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Brantley (shoulder) will undergo another MRI on Wednesday after feeling discomfort again in his shoulder while swinging a bat.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley will be forced to postpone his ongoing rehab after being unable to play in consecutive games over the weekend during his time in the minors. He recently moved to Double-A Akron for the next phase of his rehab, but only played Friday and Sunday before realizing that he still wasn't making the progress he needed to. There will be more information after Brantley's MRI on Wednesday.