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Grand Rapids Press Jul 27, 2016
MLB trade rumors: Indians among teams who may make run at Jay Bruce

MLB trade rumors: Indians among teams who may make run at Jay Bruce

Who is the Tigers most untouchable prospect or young player? Last week, an MLive MLB trade rumors roundup looked at the possibility of the Cleveland Indians landing catcher Jonathan Lucroy prior to this coming Monday's 4 p.m. (ET) non-waiver trade deadline. It's been quiet on that front in the past several days. Now, the American League Central-leading Indians are among the teams who could make a run at Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick and reported by MLB.com. With injured outfielder Michael Brantley's status iffy,...
News-Herald Jul 26, 2016
Cleveland Indians still have high hopes for Michael Brantley

Cleveland Indians still have high hopes for Michael Brantley

Let's let Hollywood write the script for this ending:Late October, ninth inning, Game 7 of the ALCS, Indians down two runs with two runners on, Michael Brantley at the plate after going hitless in his previous three at-bats, one out.Tom Hamilton with the call:"Here's the pitch.
Plain Dealer Jul 26, 2016

Outfielder Michael Brantley confident he can still help Cleveland Indians this season

Brantley has been swinging the bat for the last two days in his latest attempt to get back on the field this season.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 26, 2016

Indians report: Outfielder Michael Brantley still confident in return from frustrating process, setbacks

CLEVELAND: At this point, Bill Murray might end up playing left field for the Indians. Rehabbing outfielder Michael Brantley spoke again on Tuesday, saying he’s frustrated by the process but still hopeful he can take the necessary steps to return to the lineup. It’s the Indians’ own version of Groundhog Day. Though, rather than the charming 1993 flick starring Murray, it’s the delayed return of a key piece to the Indians’ lineup and a potentially significant boost to their postseason chances.Brantley has tried to ramp up his hitting activities three times, only to be repeatedly shut...

Indians OF Michael Brantley still confident in return from frustrating process

At this point, Bill Murray might end up playing left field for the Indians. Rehabbing outfielder Michael Brantley spoke again on Tuesday, saying he’s frustrated by the process but still hopeful he can take the necessary steps to return to the lineup. It’s the Indians’ own version of Groundhog Day. Though, rather than the charming 1993 flick starring Murray, it’s the delayed return of a key piece to the Indians’ lineup and a potentially significant boost to their postseason chances. Brantley has tried to ramp up his hitting activities three times, only to be repeatedly shut...
Plain Dealer Jul 23, 2016

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley undergoes procedure to break up scar tissue in shoulder

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley underwent went a series of MRI this week that revealed the labrum in his right shoulder is intact, but he's still suffering from biceps tendinitis. He iunderwent a procedure Thursday and could be back swinging the bat next week if things go well.
Plain Dealer Jul 23, 2016
Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians done in early by Baltimore Orioles' power

Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians done in early by Baltimore Orioles' power

Trevor Bauer allowed five runs in the first three innings Friday night as the Indians fell to Baltimore at Camden Yards.
Plain Dealer Jul 22, 2016
Cleveland Indians want to keep Cody Anderson; Zach McAllister on hold

Cleveland Indians want to keep Cody Anderson; Zach McAllister on hold

The Indians are looking for help at the end of the bullpen. Could Cody make the move from starter to reliever? What does that mean for Zach McAllister, who is rehabbing at Class AAA Columbus.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 22, 2016

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has scar tissue removed from shoulder, shut down until early next week

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has had another setback, though it appears this one might only cost him about a week.Brantley underwent an outpatient procedure on Friday to break up and relieve scar tissue that had built up in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Imaging of his shoulder revealed no structural damage. Indians head athletic trainer James Quinlan added that the doctors were “encouraged” with Brantley’s shoulder. Brantley will rest through the weekend and is expected to resume baseball activities early next week. “The fear is when you get tested that extensively,...
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 22, 2016

Indians OF Michael Brantley has scar tissue removed from shoulder, shut down until early next week

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has had another setback, though it appears this one might only cost him about a week. Brantley underwent an outpatient procedure on Friday to break up and relieve scar tissue that had built up in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Imaging of his shoulder revealed no structural damage. Indians head athletic trainer James Quinlan added that the doctors were “encouraged” with Brantley’s shoulder. Brantley will rest through the weekend and is expected to resume baseball activities early next week. “The fear is when you get tested that...
News-Herald Jul 19, 2016
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley to undergo MRI, rehab paused

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley to undergo MRI, rehab paused

Michael Brantley's 2016 injury saga continues. The Indians hit the pause button on their All-Star outfielder's rehab stint, as Brantley's shoulder will undergo what the team is calling a "precautionary" MRI on July 20. Per MLB.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 17, 2016
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley goes 0-for-3 in rehab start for RubberDucks, ‘felt OK’

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley goes 0-for-3 in rehab start for RubberDucks, ‘felt OK’

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley had a mostly uneventful day in his second rehab start with the RubberDucks on Sunday, his second appearance in the last three days. Brantley played seven innings and went 0-for-3, hitting a routine ground balls each time. On the third, he reached on an error and later scored. He didn’t see action defensively in left field. “I felt OK,” Brantley said. “I would have liked to get a couple more hits, that’d be nice. But getting the repetition down is important.” Brantley was originally expected to play on Saturday after going 0-for-4 Friday night,...

Indians OF Michael Brantley goes 0-for-3 in rehab start for Double-A Akron, ‘felt OK’

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley had a mostly uneventful day in his second rehab start with Double-A Akron on Sunday, his second appearance in the last three days. Brantley played seven innings and went 0-for-3 at the plate, hitting routine ground balls each time. On the third, he reached on an error and later scored. He didn’t see action defensively in left field. “I felt OK,” Brantley said. “I would have liked to get a couple more hits, that’d be nice. But getting the repetition down is important.” Brantley was originally expected to play on Saturday after going...
Plain Dealer Jul 16, 2016

No matter how you cut it, Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez is hot

Jose Ramirez continues to give the Indians strong production at the plate in place of injured Michael Brantley.
Plain Dealer Jul 14, 2016

Michael Brantley, Roberto Perez working their way back for Cleveland Indians

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 and catcher Roberto Perez went 0-for-2 Wednesday in a rehab game for Class A Lake County.

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