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Indians Brantley takes full swings in latest comeback

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) CleveIand Indians outfielder Michael Brantley took regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury. Brantley took 120 swings in an outdoor batting cage Friday as several Cleveland coaches and medical director Lonnie Soloff watched intently. Brantley had been limited to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

'Dr. Smooth is back,' but still on a short leash

In the early hours of the Indians' workout on Friday, the cacophony coming from the indoor batting cage at Cleveland's complex came with increased signficance. Inside the batting tunnel stood Michael Brantley, who took a series of normal batting practice swings and sprayed baseballs to the back of the black netting. One of the Tribe's athletic trainers looked on, as did hitting coach...
3 days ago

The top 10 MLB third basemen heading into spring training

In today’s game, the hot corner may be the best collection of talent at one spot available. It has produced an MVP in each league over the past two seasons, as well as arguably the best infield defender in the game and a back-to-back homerun champion. And although the position loses an All-Star from a year ago in Matt Carpenter, who will move across the diamond to man first base...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Brantley hopes "bad days" behind him after injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Michael Brantley has clashed with self-doubt and depression while pushing his body. The former All-Star's light is flickering. Brantley's comeback from right shoulder surgery has been grueling for the Indians' best all-around player, far tougher than he or the team imagined. And as the outfielder battles his way back, Brantley, who played in just 11 games...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley optimistic about recovery process

Michael Brantley is not just Jason Kipnis' teammate, but one of his closest friends. Publicly, Brantley is a master at concealing his emotions and putting a positive face on a comeback that has spanned 18 months. Kipnis has seen Brantley behind the scenes, and understands how difficult things have been for the outfielder.
6 days ago

Michael Brantley and managing unknowns

The Indians could have used their smooth left fielder last year. What will this year bring from the Doctor? It is a true joy to think about Michael Brantley coming back to play full time. The Indians may have Francisco Lindor now, but for several years Brantley was the lead attraction on the Indians, and his turning into a hitting machine from nowhere was a pleasure to behold....
Via Let's Go Tribe!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Cleveland Indians improved in the offseason

In the aftermath of a historic 2016 season, where the Cleveland Indians came within one game of being crowned World Series champions, things are still looking up. To even suggest that things will get better in 2017 says a great deal considering the level of success reached in the preceding season, but one look at the Tribe’s off-season will convince any skeptic. Much of what the...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians place Michael Brantley on DL; call up Michael Martinez

It seems as though Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley may have rushed back too quickly from his shoulder surgery last November. After a rollercoaster of events that included a potential return on his target date of Opening Day, he returned to Spring Training quicker than anticipated before suffering a setback and therefore didn’t make his return to the Indians’...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley to miss 5-6 months with torn labrum

The Cleveland Indians were already looking for some outfield help this offseason, but things just got worse as their top hitter over the past two seasons, Michael Brantley, had arthroscopic shoulder surgery Monday to repair a slight tear in his right labrum. NEWS: Michael Brantley had right shoulder surgery today. He's expected to be ready for game activity in 5-6 months. pic...
Via The Outside Corner
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley shut down for the season due to shoulder injury

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will be shut down for the rest of the season due to an injury to his right shoulder. The Indians have six games left in 2015, starting with today’s doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins.’s Jordan Bastian was first with the news this afternoon. The injury occurred during last Tuesday’s game against the Twins, when Brantley dove...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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