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  • • Free Agent Stock Watch: Michael Brantley
    When the 2017 campaign came to a close, it was an open question whether the Indians should and would exercise a $12MM club option over outfielder Michael Brantley. The alternative — which MLBTR poll respondents narrowly preferred — was to send him onto free agency with a $1MM buyout. As it turned out, of course,…...
  • • Assessing Michael Brantley's free agent value
    When the 2017 campaign came to a close, it was an open question whether the Indians should and would exercise a $12MM club option over outfielder Michael Brantley. The alternative was to send him into free agency with a $1MM buyout.As it turned out, of course, Cleveland elected to roll the dice on Brantley, betting that he’d have his first healthy ...
  • • Carrasco puts clamps on White Sox bats
    Carlos Carrasco tossed two-hit ball over seven innings, Michael Brantley homered and Yan Gomes drove in two runs to power the Indians to a 4-0 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Carrasco (8-4) struck out 11 and retired 16 of the final 17 batters he faced....
  • • Tribe's 3-run 5th, Cookie's 10 K's sweep Crew
    Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 batters over seven innings of one-run ball as the Indians swept the two-game set with the Brewers. Michael Brantley beat a defensive shift during the decisive three-run fifth inning that chased Chase Anderson and saw reliable reliever Jeremy Jeffress allow two inherited runs....
  • • Kluber fans 10 and gets 8th W as Tribe sweeps
    Corey Kluber (8-2) gave the Indians another strong outing, striking out 10 and allowing just three hits in six innings as Cleveland defeated the White Sox, 9-1, Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field. A five-run attack in the third inning backed Kluber and gave the Indians their fifth straight win. Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to ...
  • • Brantley pushes hit streak to 18 in Tribe's win
    In the Indians' 7-3 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night, Michael Brantley notched three more hits, including a homer, in support of a strong start from Mike Clevinger while extending his hitting streak to 18 games. Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis added homers for Cleveland, which won its fourth straight....
  • • Brantley pushes hit streak to 18 games, adds HR
    Another game, another hit for Michael Brantley. In the first inning of Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Brantley sent a 2-1 changeup from right-hander Lucas Giolito into right field for a one-out single. That extended Brantley's hitting streak to 18 games, which represents the longest active run in the Majors....
  • • Brantley extends hit streak to 13 with 2-run 1B
    After striking out against Astros starter Charlie Morton in the first inning, Michael Brantley had a different approach his next time up to keep his hit streak alive. The Indians outfielder was able to send a two-run single up the middle during his second at-bat to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead in the third inning, extending his hitting streak to 13 ga...
  • • Indians reportedly bringing up Melky Cabrera
    Melky Cabrera is returning to the big leagues.The Cleveland Indians are reportedly promoting Cabrera in a bid to bolster their struggling outfield after signing the outfielder in late April. Cabrera played just ten games at Cleveland’s AAA affiliate, but they clearly feel he’s ready to help. He hit .285 with 17 home runs between two teams last seas...
  • • Kluber 1st in AL to 7 wins with gem vs. Astros
    Saturday's first inning was full of fireworks. Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel coughed up three runs on three doubles and a home run to Michael Brantley as the Indians used eight batters to submerge the Astros in a 3-0 hole before they ever took a swing....
  • • Tribe's softest hit in 3-run 1st? Brantley's HR
    Saturday's first inning was full of fireworks. Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel coughed up three runs on three doubles and a home run to Michael Brantley as the Indians used eight batters to submerge the Astros in a 3-0 hole before they ever took a swing....
  • • Royals rally past Tribe on Salvy's clutch homer
    Salvador Perez played the hero with a go-ahead two-run home run with two out in the seventh inning off Indians reliever Andrew Miller as the Royals rallied in the series opener. After a rocky outing by starter Jason Hammel, the Royals' bullpen was able to right the ship, as Tim Hill, Burch Smith and Brad Keller stymied the Tribe's offense. Michael ...
  • • Brantley's 1st slam ties it, but Tribe falls in 12th
    Nick Goody slammed in his glove in celebration after escaping a pair of jams in extra innings for the Indians on Tuesday night. The reliever then tried to give Cleveland's taxed bullpen another frame, but he finally flinched in a tough loss Texas. Goody surrendered back-to-back home runs in the 12th inning, sending the Indians to an 8-6 loss to the...
  • • 2018-19 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings
    All of our top 50 free agents from the 2017-18 offseason have signed, concluding a free agent freeze the likes of which we’ve never seen in MLBTR’s 12-year history.  With Masahiro Tanaka choosing not to opt out and the Indians picking up their option on Michael Brantley, here are the grisly numbers on the 48…...
  • • 2018-19 MLB free agent power rankings
    All of our top 50 free agents from the 2017-18 offseason have signed, concluding a free agent freeze the likes of which we’ve never seen in MLBTR’s 12-year history.  With Masahiro Tanaka choosing not to opt out and the Indians picking up their option on Michael Brantley, here are the grisly numbers on the 48 free agents from our list. Predicted tot...

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Top news - Michael Brantley

  • • Inbox: Strategy behind Brantley over Bruce?
    Beat reporter Jordan Bastian fields questions from fans on the Jay Bruce vs. Michael Brantley decision, Danny Salazar's return to the rotation and more in this edition of Indians Inbox....
  • • Brantley progressing, awaiting word on position
    The Indians have told Michael Brantley to sit tight. When the team is clear on what position he will be playing next season, it will communicate that with him....
  • • Brantley (ankle) questionable for Opening Day
    Michael Brantley is once again on the comeback trail, hoping to rejoin the regular spring schedule rather than working through a detailed program provided by the Indians' medical and training staff. Following surgery on his right ankle in October, Brantley is behind the pack this preseason and his availability for Opening Day is questionable....
  • • Indians' Brantley (ankle) focused on big picture
    Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley says he's taking the big-picture approach as he works his way back from October ankle surgery....
  • • Brantley bats in sim game, eager for more
    On Field 2 at the Indians' complex on Wednesday afternoon, Michael Brantley had four at-bats against live pitching in a simulated game....
  • • Recovering Brantley set for first spring at-bats
    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is continuing his baseball activities and is scheduled to serve as a designated hitter for a pair of at-bats in a Minor League game on Wednesday....
  • • Brantley homers in first Cactus League at-bat
    The welcoming cheers from Indians fans had barely subsided when Michael Brantley showed that his swing is in working order. In his Cactus League debut on Wednesday night vs. the Royals, the All-Star left fielder pulled the first strike he saw, sending the ball bouncing off the tin roof beyond Goodyear Ballpark's right-field seats....
  • • Brantley homers in first Cactus League at-bat
    The welcoming cheers from Indians fans had barely subsided when Michael Brantley showed that his swing is in working order. In his Cactus League debut on Wednesday night vs. the Royals, the All-Star left fielder pulled the first strike he saw, sending the ball bouncing off the tin roof beyond Goodyear Ballpark's right-field seats....
  • • Brantley to go on DL; Naquin makes Tribe roster
    Still recovering from a right ankle surgery, Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will start the season on the disabled list. That means outfielder Tyler Naquin will make the Tribe's Opening Day roster....
  • • Indians' Brantley starts on DL to rehab ankle
    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will start the season on the disabled list as he works his way back following ankle surgery....
  • • Brantley to go on DL; Naquin makes Tribe roster
    Michael Brantley has passed every test the Indians' medical staff has given him this spring. The All-Star outfielder has put in the extra hours in the training room, weight room and batting cage, and has resumed playing in games. Brantley is closing in on being ready to assume his place in left field again for Cleveland....
  • • Indians Designate Abraham Almonte, Ben Taylor
    The Indians have designated outfielder Abraham Almonte and right-hander Ben Taylor for assignment in order to clear roster spots for veterans Matt Belisle and Rajai Davis, whose contracts have been selected from Triple-A Columbus. Michael Brantley, Giovanny Urshela, Danny Salazar and Ryan Merritt will open the season on the 10-day disabled list. Mo...
  • • Brantley could return for Indians' home opener
    When the Indians head back to Cleveland later this week, Michael Brantley might be joining them at Progressive Field. There is a chance the All-Star left fielder will be ready to come off the disabled list and make his return to the Tribe's lineup for Friday's home opener against the Royals....
  • • Tribe to activate Brantley for home opener
    Michael Brantley is on target to be in left field for the Indians during the team's home opener against the Royals on Friday....
  • • Indians activate Brantley for home opener
    The Indians activated All-Star Michael Brantley on Friday for the team's home opener against the Royals at Progressive Field....

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