Michael Brantley News Archive
Brantley (shoulder) received a cortisone shot Tuesday and is dealing with right biceps tendon tendinitis.
Brantley (shoulder) continues to take soft toss but hasn't been able to progress to live batting practice, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Manager Terry Francona said Monday that Brantley (shoulder) is "progressing just like he's supposed to," Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that Brantley (shoulder) is without a timetable for a return, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "There's nothing new," Antonetti said. "We've tried to be transparent with it. We don't have a definitive timetable. We need to work off Michael and how he responds to activities. We'll continue to do that."
Manager Terry Francona was noncommittal when asked about an earlier report that Brantley (shoulder) could miss a significant amount of time, the Indians' official site reports. "We've been really forthright in saying that the timetable is on him getting better," Francona said. "Absolutely there's been no setbacks. Nothing's changed."
Brantley (shoulder) could miss a significant amount of time, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
Brantley (shoulder) hit off a tee Thursday and hopes to take soft toss Friday, MLB.com reports.
Brantley (shoulder) remains limited to non-contact swings and light hitting off a tee, MLB.com reports.
The Indians are hopeful that Brantley (shoulder) will be able to ramp up his rehab work soon, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "He'll take some dry swings today and might do some tee work depending on how he feels," said manager Terry Francona. "We haven't been real aggressive with this. We wanted to let this anti-inflammatory shot really do its work. Now we'll start to ramp him up. Like we said all along, we want him to get better and stay better. So we've been a little bit cautious the first nine or 10 days back into it."