Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 hours ago

Brantley went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Saturday's walk-off win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley's 19th double of the season helped push his batting average back to .300, a mark it's been at or above for 14 of his last 18 contests. The outfielder's production has dipped recently, though, as he's hitting .267 in eight games since the All-Star break. On the other hand, Brantley has picked up his activity on the bases, stealing three bags during that stretch after swiping eight in his previous 66 contests.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and four RBI in Friday's 11-2 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

That's now three straight multi-hit performances for Brantley, who's hitting .368 (14-for-38) with seven runs and eight RBI in 10 games since recovering from an ankle sprain.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley was named to the AL All-Star team after being voted on by the players, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Next week's affair in Miami will be Brantley's second All-Star Game, but this one comes with a different narrative. He made his first appearance in 2014, a year in which he won the Silver Slugger Award. This season, the veteran outfielder's numbers are borderline All-Star worthy, but his remarkable comeback from last year's injury-shortened campaign is deserving of the spotlight. Entering Wednesday, Brantley was hitting .297 with five home runs, 31 RBI and eight stolen bases.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
4 weeks ago

Brantley (ankle) went 1-for-4 Tuesday against the Rangers in his first game back from his time on the disabled list.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley has been out since June 15th due to stints on both the paternity list and disabled list, but was able to hit a single in his return to action anyway. The left fielder's return will provide consistency for Cleveland's outfield, which just recently saw Brandon Guyer (wrist) return from injury while both Abraham Almonte (biceps) and Austin Jackson (quad) remain out.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
4 weeks ago

Brantley is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, batting third and playing left field.

EDGE Analysis

It will mark Brantley's first game action since June 14, as the All-Star outfielder has been sidelined with an ankle sprain. The lefty is having a productive comeback season, batting .295 with 28 RBI and a .792 OPS over 54 games.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
4 weeks ago

Brantley (ankle) isn't included in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

It doesn't appear that Brantley suffered an unexpected setback with his sprained right ankle after being activated from the disabled list earlier Monday. Instead, the Twins are likely just keeping Brantley available off the bench in order to get an extra right-handed bat in the lineup against a tough lefty in the Rangers' Cole Hamels. Brandon Guyer (wrist), who was also activated from the DL on Monday, will fill Brantley's normal spot in left field.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
4 weeks ago

Brantley was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley hasn't played since June 14 while recovering from a sprained right ankle, but seems good to go after completing some batting and running drills. The veteran outfielder will likely return to the Indians' outfield when they open up a four-game set with the Rangers on Monday, as he looks to improve upon his .296/.360/.432 slash line. Daniel Robertson and Shawn Armstrong were optioned to Triple-A in corresponding moves.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
1 month ago

Brantley (ankle) took batting practice Thursday and is scheduled to perform running drills Friday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, but he's on pace to have a brief stint on the sidelines. He's eligible to return Monday, so fantasy players setting weekly lineups should have a clear idea of his availability, which at this time appears nearly certain for early next week.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
1 month ago

Brantley was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a sprained right ankle.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley didn't play in any of the Indians' last five games while he was away from the team following the birth of his child, but the time off wasn't enough to remedy the soreness he was experiencing in his ankle, which he first sprained earlier in the month in Kansas City. It's not believed to be a significant setback for the outfielder, who could rejoin the Tribe when first eligible Sunday if the soreness subsides as expected. In the meantime, Brantley's absence will likely open up some extra at-bats for the likes of Austin Jackson and Daniel Robertson.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
1 month ago

Brantley is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Although Brantley is expected to be activated from the paternity list ahead of Monday's contest, the Indians will instead keep him out of action for one more day. The veteran outfielder missed the past five games to attend to the birth of his child, but he was playing well before then, batting .311 with nine RBI in the prior 16 games. Austin Jackson will man left field in his stead, but look for Brantley to return to action Tuesday.