Michael Brantley LF/CF CLE 24 Hrs

Brantley will make his spring debut Thursday against the Reds, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Brantley was suffering from a sore lower back issue last week and skipped the team's sprint competition as a precautionary measure, but it appeared to be just a minor injury. He should be back out there with no restrictions going forward.

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Brantley (back) was back on the field Wednesday and the Indians remain unconcerned about his balky back, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "He's doing fine," manager Terry Francona said. "He went out this morning and did some stuff on the field. There's no reason on Feb. 25 [to overdo it]. He's getting all his work done."

Don't be alarmed if Brantley remains a little limited in the coming days to avoid this becoming a bigger issue but he should be good to go when exhibition play starts up.

Michael Brantley LF/CF CLE 7 Days

Brantley skipped Tuesday's team sprint competition due to a sore lower back, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

There's been no word of any other limitations, so Brantley is probably just dealing with some minor soreness. He played at least 149 games in each of the last three season.

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Brantley is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

Brantley will get a ceremonial day off on the final day of the season after putting together an impressive 2014 campaign. J.B. Shuck will get the start in left field in Brantley's place.

Michael Brantley LF/CF CLE 5 Months

Brantley was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the Indians' loss to Minnesota on Friday night.

The home run, his 20th, gives him a 20/20 season with 21 steals. With his .322 average and 95 RBI, his amazing year has a been a huge bright spot for the Indians and his fantasy owners.

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Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Cleveland's loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Brantley also swiped a base in the defeat, putting him at 21 steals for the season. Brantley has raised his batting average from .310 to .320 so far in September, and has logged multi-hit efforts in three straight games.

Michael Brantley LF/CF CLE 6 Months

Brantley went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Cleveland's victory over the White Sox on Sunday.

Brantley, slashing .317/.375/.497 with 18 home runs, 89 RBI and 19 stolen bases on the year, extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the win. During the streak, Brantley has hit .452 (19-for-42) with six doubles, six RBI and three stolen bases.

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Brantley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, MLB.com reports.

Brantley is going through a rare rough spell at the plate, collecting only three hits in his last 30 at-bats to drop his season average from .325 to .311. The outfielder will get a day off to refocus, with Mike Aviles drawing into the lineup in his stead.

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Brantley went a collective 3-for-9 with two RBI during Wednesday's doubleheader with the Diamondbacks.

Brantley, who sustained a leg injury last week, had been limited to DH duties in recent days, but was back in the outfield Tuesday and also manned center for the first contest of the doubleheader. While the All-Star should see his power numbers decline a tick from here, there's no major red flags in his batted ball profile to suggest a steep regression of his .325 batting average is in order.

Michael Brantley LF/CF CLE 7 Months

Brantley (leg) has been limited to DH duty the last three days. He went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk Sunday in that capacity.

Brantley's status has made the Indians' outfield situation even more tenuous, with Nick Swisher and David Murphy going on the DL on Sunday. They had to start Ryan Raburn, Chris Dickerson and an out-of-position Zach Walters in the outfield Sunday.