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Indians OF Brantley says opening day 'target' after surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is targeting opening day to return from offseason shoulder surgery. Brantley had an operation to repair a small tear on his non-throwing shoulder in November. The timetable on his return is 5 to 6 months, putting the start of his season in jeopardy. But although it's probable he won't be ready for the April 4 opener against Boston...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Have Another Smooth Tribe Outfielder in Greg Allen

Greg Allen isn’t flashy. If you weren’t paying attention, you may have missed his name last season. The outfielder played under the radar, his impressive performances highly touted but not widely talked about until later in the season. Allen quickly became one of the strongest members of the Indians minor leagues that most people hadn’t heard of. However, all that seems to...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossover Symmetry Q&A explains Indians Brantley injury and rehab

Michael Brantley had surgery on his shoulder at the beginning of November and while the Indians have been consistent in their message about him returning to play in around six months, there has been some question about that time-frame elsewhere. So, rather than rely on team statements for all of the information, WFNY called upon shoulder-specialist Jim Moran PT1 from Crossover Symmetry...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley’s Shoulder in 2016

Michael Brantley hurt his shoulder in late September, diving for a ball in Minnesota. He took four games off, and then played two more times, and then called it quits, planning to spend the early offseason rehabbing the joint. He told’s Jordan Bastian that he hoped to avoid surgery and that the team had developed a three-week plan for him. Unfortunately, three weeks later...
Via Fangraphs
November 10, 2015  |  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

Brantley out, day-to-day with shoulder inflammation

By Michael Bode The day after an uncharacteristic 0-for-4 outing versus the New York Yankees, Michael Brantley will miss Friday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins with shoulder inflammation. The Indians have not announced the source of the injury or how long it has been bothering him. Michael Brantley had sat out of Wednesday’s game against the New...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

By Ross Tamburro People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated posted on Twitter a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year”...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley Breaks Out – WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 9

It feels a bit odd to classify Michael Brantley’s 2014 season as a “story”. Stories have ups and downs. Stories have adversity and resilience. Stories aren’t boringly consistent and, excepting Herman Mehlville, they don’t last for six months. There are a few ways to explain to you how maddeningly consistent Brantley was in 2014. On April 8th, about a week into the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indians turn unconventional triple play

The Cleveland Indians turned one of the coolest and most unconventional triple plays you'll ever see in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The triple play was so unique, it was challenged twice—first by the Indians, then by the Dodgers. At the end of the day, the Indians won the review, and the 7-2-4 triple play was officially in the books. Let's watch the magic...
Via The Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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