Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 6 days ago

Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and three runs Sunday against the Angels.

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Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 6 days ago

Brantley went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in an 8-3 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will be the designated hitter Monday against the Boston Red Sox after missing four games with left shoulder inflammation, according to MLB.com. Brantley had an MRI on Friday that did not show any structural damage, and he received a cortisone shot to help alleviate the discomfort. Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Sunday that Brantley likely would not be available until Monday, and while he will at least get in the lineup, it is unclear when he will be able to return to the field. Lonnie Chisenhall, Abraham Almonte and Jerry Sands will start in the outfield Monday. Brantley is hitting .312 with eight home runs, 63 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 103 games this season after a breakout last year when he hit .327 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 156 games.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Minnesota Twins because of a shoulder injury, according to MLB.com. Brantley had an MRI on Friday that did not show any structural damage, and he received a cortisone shot to help alleviate the discomfort. "He's getting treatment," Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday. "I doubt very much he'll play Sunday. I think the best thing he could do would be swing the bat Sunday because I don't want him to go cold turkey into a game." Mike Aviles, Abraham Almonte and Jerry Sands will start in the outfield Sunday, while it remains unclear when Brantley will be able to return. Brantley is hitting .312 with eight home runs, 63 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 103 games this season after a breakout last year when he hit .327 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 156 games.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is likely to miss this weekend's series against the Minnesota Twins because of a shoulder injury, according to the Northeast Media Group. Brantley, who remained in Cleveland on Friday to undergo an MRI, will sit a couple of days after receiving a cortisone shot.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins because of a shoulder injury, according to MLB.com. Brantley is out of Friday's lineup after staying in Cleveland to undergo an MRI, but he is believed to be dealing with nothing more than shoulder soreness and could return sometime this weekend.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Brantley was held out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles to rest his stiff back, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

It appears to be little more than a maintenance day for Brantley, who will be able to take advantage of two days of rest with the Indians off the schedule Monday. He's expected to be ready to play again Tuesday, when the Indians open up a series with the Mariners.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Brantley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Brantley is 3-for-6 over his career against Orioles starter Bud Norris, but manager Terry Francona decided his star outfielder could benefit from a rest after starting all but one of the Indians' previous 13 games. David Murphy will check in as the left fielder with Brantley on the bench.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Brantley is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Brantley has not had a day off in a while and went just 3-for-17 over his last four games, so manager Terry Francona decided to hold him out Wednesday with left-hander Jason Vargas on the mound for the Royals. Ryan Raburn will get the start in left field in Brantley's place.

Michael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Brantley is out of the lineup Saturday.

Brantley is slashing .319/.397/.511 and is one of the game's best outfielders in both fantasy and reality, so this is just a rare day for him to get some rest. David Murphy will get the start in left field and is hitting third Saturday.