Found December 11, 2011 on Indians Baseball Insider:
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Brantley saw some time at first in the minors in2007 and 2008, and could see some spot dutythere next season. (Photo: Huntsville Stars)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…Brantley to first base?The Indians are considering playing outfielder Michael Brantley at first base next season. They approached him about it at the end of the season, and he will likely get some work there in spring training to see if he could be an option there. He may also report to Arizona early to get some extra work and give the Indians’ brain trust the ability to evaluate him in a one-on-one setting.First off, Brantley is not being considered as the everyday first baseman. That is a job that will likely go to a yet-to-be-acquired first baseman or some combination of Carlos Santana, Matt LaPorta and Shelley Duncan. With Brantley as an option to play first base for 20 to 30 games next year it creates some much needed flexibility in the outfield in the event they pick up an outfielder in a ...
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