Rob Brantly C CWS 1 month ago1 Comment

Brantly (thumb) was activated form the disabled list and optioned to Double-A Birmingham on Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Brantly's rehab assignment with Double-A hasn't gone well offensively, as he's gone just 2-for-17 at the dish in four games. The White Sox have decided to stick with Tyler Flowers and Geovany Soto behind the plate for now, but an injury to either of the two backstops could lead to a recall for Brantly.

Rob Brantly C CWS 1 month ago

Brantly (thumb) was sent to Double-A Birmingham on Thursday to start a rehab assignment, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

Brantly may be optioned to the minors at the end of his rehab assignment, but Geovany Soto hasn't made much of a case to keep the gig as Tyler Flowers' top backup. Between the three players, there's very little offensive potential. The decision may ultimately depend on the respective performances of Brantly and Soto over the next week or two.

Rob Brantly C CWS 3 months ago

Brantly (wrist) was recalled and placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Brantly suffered an avulsion fracture in his left thumb before he was optioned down near the end of spring training, but the official diagnosis was just disclosed Friday. A timetable was not provided by the team, but Brantly figures to miss an extended period.

Rob Brantly C CWS 3 months ago

Brantly was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

Brantly was claimed off waivers by the White Sox in December and entered spring training with the opportunity to serve as the backup to Tyler Flowers behind the plate. Instead, the 25-year-old will head back to Triple-A where he spent all of the 2014 season, slashing .255/.291/.341 in 101 games. With a strong showing in the minors, Brantly should get the opportunity to earn a call up to the big league roster at some point this season.

Rob Brantly C CWS 7 months ago

Brantly was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Monday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

The 25-year-old backstop has a .235 averaged with four home runs in 356 career plate appearances, and does not have much fantasy upside. Fortunately for him, the White Sox have a shoddy collection of catchers on the roster, so he may provide a real life upgrade in 2015.

Rob Brantly C CWS 7 months ago

Brantly was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Monday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

The 25-year-old backstop has a .235 averaged with four home runs in 356 career plate appearances, and does not have much fantasy upside. Fortunately for him, the White Sox have a shoddy collection of catchers on the roster, so he may provide a real life upgrade in 2015.

Rob Brantly C CWS 1 year ago

Rob Brantly homered in his lone at-bat Wednesday and is 7-for-14 this spring.

Brantly was handed a starting job last spring and disappointed, hitting .211/.263/.265 in 223 at-bats. As a result, the Marlins went and signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and essentially punched Brantly's ticket back to Triple-A this year. It would taken an injury to Salty or backup Jeff Mathis for Brantly to make the club.

Rob Brantly C CWS 2 years ago

Marlins recalled C Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans.

Brantly was demoted in early August after batting .225/.275/.284 over 204 at-bats. He should return to a part-time role with Jeff Mathis down the stretch. The Marlins still view Brantly as their long-term catcher.

Rob Brantly C CWS 2 years ago

Marlins optioned C Rob Brantly to Triple-A New Orleans.

Brantly was the team's Opening Day catcher, but he's sporting an ugly .225/.275/.284 batting line with one homer this season and had been losing playing time to Jeff Mathis. The Marlins still view the 24-year-old as their long-term catcher, but he clearly needs more seasoning.

Rob Brantly C CWS 2 years ago

Rob Brantly went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Marlins' loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

The homer was Brantly's first of the year, giving him 18 RBI as well. In his first full season in the majors, Brantly is hitting just .242/.296/.309 in 52 games.