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  • • Brantley making early push for playing time
    Indians manager Terry Francona has reached the stage where he is bargaining with Michael Brantley about playing time. Cleveland still wants to closely monitor the left fielder's innings, but Brantley wants to be in the lineup as much as possible....
  • • Lonnie Chisenhall Out 4-6 Weeks With Calf Strain
    Days after getting outfielder Michael Brantley back from the disabled list, the Indians have learned that they’ll be without right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall for four to six weeks. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com first tweeted the timetable, which came from the mouth of Indians manager Terry Francona. Chisenhall left Saturday’s game against th...
  • • Lonnie Chisenhall out 4-6 weeks with calf strain
    Days after getting outfielder Michael Brantley back from the disabled list, the Indians have learned that they’ll be without right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall for four to six weeks. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com first tweeted the timetable, which came from the mouth of Indians manager Terry Francona. Chisenhall left Saturday’s game against the Royals ear...
  • • Brantley sparks Indians early in dazzling debut
    Michael Brantley singled home two runs in his first at-bat this season and Carlos Carrasco worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win in their chilly home opener over the Kansas City Royals on Friday....
  • • Brantley, Carrasco lead Tribe's charge vs. KC
    The Indians capitalized on some early command woes from Royals lefty Danny Duffy and Michael Brantley once again played the role of hero in a home opener for the Tribe, leading to a 3-2 victory on Friday at Progressive Field. Brantley, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game, delivered a go-ahead two-run single off Duffy in the p...
  • • Indians activate Brantley before home opener
    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, who missed Cleveland's first six games while recovering from offseason ankle surgery, has been activated from the disabled list for the home opener....
  • • 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....
  • • Indians Activate Michael Brantley
    The Indians announced that they’ve activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the 10-day disabled list. Fellow outfielder Tyler Naquin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for Brantley, who’d opened the year on the DL while finalizing his recovery from offseason ankle surgery. Durability has been a majo...
  • • Indians activate Michael Brantley
    The Indians announced that they’ve activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the 10-day disabled list. Fellow outfielder Tyler Naquin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for Brantley, who’d opened the year on the DL while finalizing his recovery from offseason ankle surgery.Durability has been a major concern for...
  • • 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....
  • • 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....
  • • 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 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' 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
    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....

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Top news - Michael Brantley

  • • Brantley could be out 5 months after surgery
    When Michael Brantley walked out of the Indians' clubhouse following Cleveland's final game this season, the left fielder did so with a protective boot on his right foot. It was apparent that the right ankle injury that plagued him over the past two months was still problematic....
  • • Indians activate Brantley from disabled list
    Michael Brantley was forced into the role of spectator due to injury during the Indians' run to the World Series a year ago. The All-Star left fielder is doing all he can to avoid a similar scenario this season....
  • • Indians Activate Michael Brantley
    The Indians have activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the 10-day DL, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian tweets. That means the team will have the option of placing Brantley on its ALDS roster. Manager Terry Francona had previously said the team intended to give Brantley “every chance possible,” although Bastian tweets that Brantley is...
  • • Indians Exercise Club Options Over Michael Brantley & Josh Tomlin
    The Indians have announced that they have picked up the club options over both outfielder Michael Brantley and righty Josh Tomlin. The decision on Brantley, in particular, represents an important part of the team’s offseason puzzle. Entering the winter, it seemed unclear whether the Cleveland organization would elect to retain Brantley at an ...
  • • Tribe picks up '18 options for Brantley, Tomlin
    The Indians took the first step in formulating their offseason roster plans Friday, picking up the team options for both outfielder Michael Brantley and right-hander Josh Tomlin....
  • • Michael Brantley Undergoes Ankle Surgery
    The Indians announced on Thursday that outfielder Michael Brantley underwent arthroscopic surgery yesterday to stabilize the ligaments in his ailing right ankle. Brantley is expected to require four to five months of recovery time before he’s cleared to resume baseball activities, per the announcement. The news of surgery comes as a fairly no...
  • • Brantley makes Indians' ALDS roster
    Only a few weeks ago, Michael Brantley looked like a long shot to be ready in time for the postseason. On Thursday, the All-Star left fielder defied the odds once again when he was officially included on the Indians' roster for the American League Division Series presented by Dooson against the Yankees....
  • • AL Central Notes: Brantley, Royals, Jay
    News of Michael Brantley’s ankle surgery and four- to five-month recovery timeline raised questions as to whether the Indians will exercise his $12MM club option for the 2018 season. Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti addressed the issue with reporters today, stating that the team is still “working through” t...
  • • Brantley's role in ALDS could expand
    Indians manager Terry Francona told Michael Brantley that he will not be playing in the field to start the American League Division Series presented by Doosan, but the skipper said that Brantley and the Tribe's decision-makers are hopeful his role could expand beyond just pinch-hitting....
  • • 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 could return to starting lineup for G3
    The Indians carried Michael Brantley on their American League Division Series roster not only because they felt the veteran earned it, but due to his ability to be a factor as a pinch-hitter off the bench. Manager Terry Francona has noted that Brantley's role could expand, and that could happen as soon as Game 3 on Sunday night in New York....
  • • Brantley making case for ALDS roster spot
    When the Indians went on their magical run to the World Series last season, they did it without Michael Brantley. Because of injuries to his right shoulder and biceps, the All-Star left fielder was forced to watch from the dugout as his teammates competed for a championship....
  • • 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....
  • • Edwin Encarnacion on crutches, in walking boot after ankle injury
    Cleveland Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion left the team’s clubhouse at Progressive Field on Friday on crutches and in a walking boot after injuring his ankle during Game 2 of the ALDS.Encarnacion rolled his ankle racing back to second base to try and beat a double-play attempt after Jay Bruce lined out to shortstop in the bottom of the first against t...
  • • Indians not ready to tackle uncertain future
    While most of the Indians' roster will return in 2018, there will be a handful of interesting decisions to be made in the offseason -- like what to do with impending free agents Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce....

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