However, Brantley isn't exactly targeting any day. Opening Day would be a big surprise.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Michael Brantley's successful 2015 season was accompanied by the steady drumbeat of injury. The most painful beat arrived Monday when he underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder that could cost Brantley at least part of the first month of the 2016 season. The Indians open the..." November 15
That's right shoulder surgery for Brantley, out 5-6 months. Arthroscopic procedure to repair slight labrum tear. Hurt arm during 9/22 dive.
Brantley (shoulder) not in Tribe lineup Wed. http://t.co/srCYZmYdDj
Today's Lineup vs. MIN - 4/17 Brantley back in there at DH tonight. pic.twitter.com/Gh09RNlD4D
Brantley scratched from tonight's lineup with lower back stiffness. He's day to day. Missed some time with same issue in the spring.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "A gentleman's agreement permitted the Indians to acquire Michael Brantley six years ago. The handshake arrangement -- and a dash of luck -- prevented Cleveland from completely whiffing in the trade that sent Cy Young Award-winning pitcher CC Sabathia to Milwaukee in 2008. Matt LaPorta signed..." July 09
Cleveland Plain Dealer "What do you get for the player who hits everywhere? A long-term contract extension, apparently. The Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley agreed on a four-year contract extension worth a total of $25 million, sources told cleveland.com on Monday. The deal also includes a club option for a..." February 11
Brantley's deal is done. Four years for $25 million with an $11 million club option. AAV of deal is $6.25 million a year. #Indians.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians were down but not out Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. Trailing 7-3 after seven innings the Tribe forced extra innings and beat the Twins 9-8 on Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly in the 12th. The Indians are 8-2 in extra innings this season. After blowing the save Chris Perez..." August 15
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Michael Brantley was sent to the hospital for stitches after being tagged out on a headfirst slide into third base Monday during the Indians' 14-10 win against the Oakland A's. Given what manager Terry Francona thought he saw when Brantley started toward the dugout, a lacerated left forearm was..." February 26
Akron Beacon Journal "The offense continued to roll, keeping the Indians undefeated in five exhibition games, but there was bad news for the Tribe, which beat the Oakland Athletics 14-10 Monday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Michael Brantley ended up in the hospital briefly after suffering a cut near his left..." February 26