Michael Brantley News Archive
Brantley (back) went 2-for-5 in Friday's loss to Minnesota. He had missed six of Cleveland's first eight games due to a back issue, including Wednesday's game.
Brantley (back) will serve as the designated hitter and bat third Friday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Brantley (back) was able to hit in the batting cage and do some work in the outfield prior to Wednesday's game, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Brantley (back) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
The Indians are optimistic that Brantley (back) will be able to return Friday, MLB.com reports. "I think he's really trending in a good way," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday. "If you see him playing tomorrow, he's perfect. Because, with the day off [Thursday], we want to make sure we get him going in the right direction and keep him going in the right direction."
Brantley (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Brantley (back) will take batting practice prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.
Brantley (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Brantley felt a "stabbing" pain in his back late in Friday's game, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Brantley (undisclosed) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.