GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Brantley is going to try and deal with his toughest task yet at the Cleveland Indians' training camp -- rest.
Off to a hot start, the outfielder reported to the clubhouse Tuesday wearing a protective wrap on his left forearm. It covered the area where Brantley got 15 stitches following a play in which he was accidentally spiked by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson on Monday.
"It's all taken care of, I'm sewed up and want to get back playing as soon as I can," Brantley said. "It hurt a little bit at first, but I'm fine. I got quite a few stitches. I don't know how many and I don't want to know."
Brantley says he has no timetable for returning to the lineup, but manager Terry Francona said could be about 10 days.
"He took five stitches internally and 10 externally. It will probably be three days where he doesn't do anything, just let the wound heal, make sure it is clean. Then he'll slowly return to activity. There's no reason to rush this ...