15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 3 days ago

Brantley (shoulder) will resume hitting activities Tuesday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Brantley remains on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, but this is a step in the right direction for his recovery. The 29-year-old is hitting .231 and has yet to hit a home run through 11 games this season.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 1 week ago

Brantley (shoulder) may not resume swinging a bat until next week and remains without a firm return date, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Brantley received and anti-inflammatory injection during a checkup Tuesday and the Indians figure to give him 5-7 days to let it calm down before resuming hitting activities which would seem to put his earliest return date of May 26 in serious jeopardy.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 1 week ago

Brantley (shoulder) received an anti-inflammatory injection for his subacromial impingement Tuesday. The Indians announced that there is no timetable for his return.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The star outfielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend after aggravating the same shoulder injury that forced him to start the year on the DL. He met with Dr. Craig Morgan on Tuesday and he received an injection to reduce inflammation in the area, but there is still no word on when Brantley will be able to resume baseball activities. In his absence, Jose Ramirez will likely see most of the playing time in left field for the Indians.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 1 week ago

The Indians have not released the results of Brantley's trip to the doctor Tuesday, but manager Terry Francona said that the check-up on Brantley's shoulder was "encouraging," MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

An official and full update on Brantley's status figures to be available soon, but early indications point to the exam going well.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 1 week ago

Brantley (shoulder) will meet with the doctor who performed his surgery Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The visit should hopefully shed some light on Brantley's status and next step in his rehab progress as the Indians look to get their arms around a potential timetable for a return.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder inflammation) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, WTAM 1100's Nick Camino reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The move can be backdated to May 10, as Brantley has missed the last three games with the shoulder ailment. This is obviously troubling, as Brantley had labrum surgery on his right shoulder in November, and returned only to play 11 games before being sidelined again with shoulder trouble. The team has not released a timetable for Brantley's return to action. Michael Martinez was called up from Triple-A as a corresponding move. Martinez, 33, offers little fantasy upside, and Jose Ramirez will likely see the bulk of the action in left field while Brantley is out.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) will be reexamined Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is out of the lineup again Friday, marking his third straight absence, and the exam will determine whether additional rest is needed or if Brantley can resume hitting. Manager Terry Francona said Friday that talk of a possible DL stint for Brantley is "premature." Brantley has gone 9-for-39 (.231 average) with two extra-base hits since his return late last month.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Indians were hoping that Brantley could return to the starting lineup after three days of rest, but it appears that his shoulder is still bothering him a bit. With a fourth day off, though, he could return for Saturday's matchup with Minnesota. Jose Ramirez will get the starting nod in left field in his stead.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Brantley is dealing with a minor shoulder injury, and he'll be held out of the lineup Wednesday, as anticipated. The Indians are off Thursday, so Brantley will have an opportunity to get back on the field Friday coming off of three full days of rest.

15DMichael Brantley LF/CF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Brantley (shoulder) is out of the lineup Tuesday and is expected to sit Wednesday as well, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per manager Terry Francona, Brantley's shoulder is still not bouncing back in ideal fashion. With a team off day Thursday, it sounds like Brantley will be afforded three full days to rest the shoulder with eye toward returning for this weekend's series against the Twins. Brantley turned in a four-hit game last week but is just 9-for-39 with two extra-base hits (both doubles) in 11 games since his return from the DL.