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Mar 19, 2017
KFFL
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is set to make his Cactus League debut Monday, ...
News-Herald 18 hours ago
Cleveland Indians trying to get roster back together as opening day approaches

Cleveland Indians trying to get roster back together as opening day approaches

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. >> For a defending AL champion, the Indians are dealing with a lot of uncertainty less than two weeks before their April 3 opener at Texas.All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis is sidelined at least through April with an ailing right shoulder. Outfielder Michael Brantley, recovering from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss most of 2016, didn't play in an exhibition game until March 20.
Plain Dealer Mar 22, 2017
Cleveland Indians Goodyear Scribbles: Dreaming of how Michael Brantley changes outfield -- Terry Pluto

Cleveland Indians Goodyear Scribbles: Dreaming of how Michael Brantley changes outfield -- Terry Pluto

Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians continues to make progress coming back from shoulder surgery. His presence changes so much in the outfield.
Plain Dealer Mar 20, 2017
Michael Brantley preview? What we learned Monday as Cleveland Indians beat Dodgers, 14-5

Michael Brantley preview? What we learned Monday as Cleveland Indians beat Dodgers, 14-5

Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his Cactus League debut on Monday. If Brantley's comeback from shoulder surgery continues, the Indians will have to make a decision on whether he's ready to make the opening day roster.
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 20, 2017
Indians 14, Dodgers 5: Left fielder Michael Brantley goes 2-for-3 in Cactus League debut

Indians 14, Dodgers 5: Left fielder Michael Brantley goes 2-for-3 in Cactus League debut

Goodyear, Ariz.: The major test for Michael Brantley won’t arrive until the Indians see how he feels following extended sequences of consecutive games played. On Monday, he took a small step as a prelude to that bigger exam. Brantley played in his first Cactus League game this spring, going 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI in the Indians’ 14-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brantley has logged some time in minor league and simulated games this spring but hadn’t made it into a big-league spring-training game. “That’s what you do all the rehab for and why you stick with the...
News-Herald Mar 20, 2017
Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley has two hits, RBI in win over Dodgers

Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley has two hits, RBI in win over Dodgers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. >> For most teams, seeing an All-Star get two hits in a spring training game would be no big deal. For the Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something.Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley singled twice, drove in a run and scored once March 20 for the Indians in a 14-5 win over the Dodgers.

Indians LF Michael Brantley goes 2-for-3 in Cactus League debut; Indians 14, Dodgers 5

The major test for Michael Brantley won’t arrive until the Indians see how he feels following extended sequences of consecutive games played. On Monday, he took a small step as a prelude to that bigger exam. Brantley played in his first Cactus League game this spring, going 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI in the Indians’ 14-5 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brantley has logged some time in minor-league and simulated games this spring but hadn’t made it into a big-league spring-training game. “That’s what you do all the rehab for and why you stick with the process is...
Plain Dealer Mar 20, 2017
Cleveland Indians Goodyear Scribbles: Michael Brantley's good day, Yandy Diaz on roller coaster -- Terry Pluto

Cleveland Indians Goodyear Scribbles: Michael Brantley's good day, Yandy Diaz on roller coaster -- Terry Pluto

The Cleveland Indians were very pleased to see Michael Brantley deliver two hits to right field and then say he felt healthy after Monday's game.
Scout Mar 20, 2017

Brantley blossoms in debut; Indians win 14-5

A five-homer day was more than enough for the Cleveland Indians to inch one game closer to the .500 mark on the 2017 spring training slate (11-12). Michael Brantley and Yandy Diaz each went 2-for-3 and combined for three runs and five RBIs in the winning effort.
News-Herald Mar 19, 2017
Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley to make Cactus League debut against Dodgers on March 20

Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley to make Cactus League debut against Dodgers on March 20

Indians left fielder Michael Brantley on March 20 will take another giant step toward being in the lineup for opening day when, barring a change of plans, he makes his 2017 Cactus League debut against the Dodgers in Goodyear, Ariz.
Scout Mar 19, 2017

Spring Notes 3/19: Anderson out for the year

The Indians updated the medical statuses of Cody Anderson (UCL/mild flexor sprain), Michael Brantley (right shoulder), Jason Kipnis (right shoulder inflammation) and Tyler Naquin (bilateral knee soreness).
KFFL Mar 19, 2017

Indians | Michael Brantley to make spring debut Monday

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is set to make his Cactus League debut Monday, ...
Plain Dealer Mar 18, 2017
Brantley takes another step, Naquin's knees barking: Cleveland Indians' medical update

Brantley takes another step, Naquin's knees barking: Cleveland Indians' medical update

Michael Brantley played in his second minor league game of the week Saturday. He went 0-for-3 with a walk. Meanwhile, center fielder Tyler Naquin did not play against Kansas City because of sore knees.
News-Herald Mar 17, 2017
Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley feels good after return

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley feels good after return

The morning after an athlete returns for injury always concerns a coach or manager, so Indians bench coach Brad Mills, second in command to Francona, was relieved when he met Indians left fielder Michael Brantley."He feels good," Mills told reporters after asking Brantley how he felt. "He sent back two thumbs.
Plain Dealer Mar 17, 2017
Cleveland Indians spring training a bit rocky with injuries -- Terry Pluto (video)

Cleveland Indians spring training a bit rocky with injuries -- Terry Pluto (video)

With Jason Kipnis having shoulder issues and question marks about Michael Brantley, there have been some reasons for concern for the Cleveland Indians this spring.
Plain Dealer Mar 17, 2017
Cleveland Indians' Brad Mills critiques outfield from A (Greg Allen) to Z (Bradley Zimmer)

Cleveland Indians' Brad Mills critiques outfield from A (Greg Allen) to Z (Bradley Zimmer)

The Indians have an interesting blend of of outfielders in camp this spring. From prospects Greg Allen and Bradley Zimmer to an emerging starter in Tyler Naquin to veterans MIchael Brantley and Austin Jackson, who are trying to rebound from injury.

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