Michael Brantley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Indians send ailing Brantley back to DL

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians placed star outfielder Michael Brantley back on the disabled list Saturday due to lingering inflammation in his surgically repaired non-throwing shoulder. The transaction is retroactive to May 10, the day after Brantley last appeared in a game. It's been a frustrating..." May 14

  • Michael Brantley’s shoulder is giving him problems again

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians rested Brantley on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of Thursday's scheduled off-day. The left fielder's shoulder was not bouncing back in ideal fashion, as Brantley felt extra fatigue in accordance with increased playing time. Brantley is expected to take batting practice on Friday. The..." May 13

  • Cleveland Indians star Michael Brantley to begin rehab assignment on Tuesday

    Let's Go Tribe "The Cleveland Indians have announced that Michael Brantley will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. Brantley had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder at the beginning of his offseason, and was initially expected to be out for all of April, and perhaps even longer. There..." April 11

  • Indians' Michael Brantley (shoulder) may return ahead of schedule

    ESPN "Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is making steady progress in his return from November surgery on his right shoulder, and there's a growing sense that he could return ahead of the initial projection of late April or early May. Brantley has advanced from non-contact swings to tee..." March 02

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    Ryan Lewis @RyanLewisABJ

    However, Brantley isn't exactly targeting any day. Opening Day would be a big surprise.

  • Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley wins Man of Year award from baseball writers

    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

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    That's right shoulder surgery for Brantley, out 5-6 months. Arthroscopic procedure to repair slight labrum tear. Hurt arm during 9/22 dive.

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    Rotoworld Baseball @Rotoworld_BB

    Brantley (shoulder) not in Tribe lineup Wed. http://t.co/srCYZmYdDj

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    Cleveland Indians @Indians

    Today's Lineup vs. MIN - 4/17 Brantley back in there at DH tonight. pic.twitter.com/Gh09RNlD4D

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Brantley scratched from tonight's lineup with lower back stiffness. He's day to day. Missed some time with same issue in the spring.

  • How Michael Brantley made the Indians winners of the CC Sabathia trade

    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

  • Indians, Michael Brantley agree on 4-year, $25 million extension

    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

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    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.

  • Brantley delivers in clutch as Indians beat Twins, 9-8, in 12 innings

    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

  • Michael Brantley's injury looked a lot worse at first glance to Terry Francona

    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

  • Michael Brantley suffers cut on arm during 14-10 win over Athletics

    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