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Plain Dealer Apr 26, 2016

Michael Brantley rejoins Cleveland Indians to find starting lineup shuffled

Michael Brantley made his first start with the Indians on Tuesday night since being activated on Monday and found himself batting cleanup instead of third in the lineup.
Plain Dealer Apr 26, 2016

Michael Brantley rides bench in first game back for Cleveland Indians

Manager Terry Francona says built-in off days in Indians' schedule will make it easier to ease Michael Brantley back into the lineup.
Chronicle-Telegram Apr 26, 2016

One on, one off: Indians activate Brantley, send Carrasco to disabled list

CLEVELAND — The Indians added one key player to their roster, but they lost another Monday prior to the series opener against the Twins in Minnesota. Left fielder Michael Brantley, the team’s top hitter was activated from the disabled list after being sidelined to start the season while recovering from offseason right shoulder surgery. Brantley Read More...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 25, 2016

Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco out 4-6 weeks, placed on DL; outfielder Michael Brantley activated

The Indians on Monday placed starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the 15-day disabled list. Carrasco is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Even with Carrasco headed to the DL, considering what could have been, this was good news for the Indians. Carrasco had to exit Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning after he suddenly fell to the ground while covering first base on a ground ball. He immediately grabbed for his left hamstring and had to be helped off the field. He was...
Plain Dealer Apr 25, 2016

Cleveland Indians activate Michael Brantley; Carlos Carrasco out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

Michael Brantley was activated on Monday from the disabled list, but Carlos Carrasco was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 25, 2016

Indians place SP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day DL, will be out 4-6 weeks; Michael Brantley activated

The Indians on Monday placed starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the 15-day disabled list. Carrasco is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Even with Carrasco headed to the DL, considering what could have been, this was good news for the Indians. Carrasco had to exit Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning after he suddenly fell to the ground while covering first base on a ground ball. He immediately grabbed for his left hamstring and had to be helped off the field. He...
Plain Dealer Apr 24, 2016

Michael Brantley will join Cleveland Indians in Minneapolis; could be activated

Left fielder Michael Brantley, after playing consecutive games over the weekend for Class AAA Columbus, will join the Indians in Minneapolis for an assessment on his surgically-repaired right shoulder.
News-Herald Apr 23, 2016
Indians minors roundup for April 23: Michael Brantley 0-for-4 with sacrifice fly for Columbus

Indians minors roundup for April 23: Michael Brantley 0-for-4 with sacrifice fly for Columbus

• Triple-A Columbus won at home against Gwinnett, 7-1, on April 23. CF Robbie Grossman (.319) hit a two-run homer and RF Joey Butler (.292) drove in two runs with a single. Rehabbing Michael Brantley (.111) was 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly. Ryan Merritt (1-2, 3.24 ERA) got the win, going six innings and striking out four.
Plain Dealer Apr 23, 2016

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' Jose Ramirez in center field, Francisco Lindor and Cody Anderson -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Indians could be using Jose Ramirez a lot in center field when Michael Brantley returns.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 22, 2016
Indians 2, Tigers 1: A new experiment, two home runs, Josh Tomlin lift Indians to road win over Tigers

Indians 2, Tigers 1: A new experiment, two home runs, Josh Tomlin lift Indians to road win over Tigers

DETROIT: The Indians struck gold using a new lineup, used the long ball and a received strong outing from starting pitcher Josh Tomlin to top the Detroit Tigers 2-1 at Comerica Park on Friday night. For the Indians, it’s a Central Division win against a team they haven’t been able to consistently beat in several seasons. It also gets them back to a .500 record (7-7) as a key hitter, Michael Brantley, inches closer to returning from the 15-day disabled list. All of the Indians’ runs came via the long ball, and it included some instant gratification on a new lineup confirmation. Indians...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 22, 2016

A new experiment, two home runs, Josh Tomlin lift Indians to 2-1 road win against Detroit Tigers

The Indians struck gold using a new lineup, used the long ball and a received strong outing from starting pitcher Josh Tomlin to top the Detroit Tigers 2-1 at Comerica Park Friday night. For the Indians, it’s an in-division win against a team they haven’t been able to consistently beat in several seasons. It also gets them back to a .500 record (7-7) as a key hitter, Michael Brantley, inches closer to returning from the 15-day disabled list. All of the Indians’ runs came via the long ball, and it included some instant gratification on a new lineup confirmation. Indians manager...
Plain Dealer Apr 22, 2016

Michael Brantley could rejoin Cleveland Indians on Monday to face Twins

Brantley is scheduled to play consecutive games on Friday and Saturday at Class AAA Columbus. If he gets through that all right, the Indians will evaluate his situation on Sunday.
Chronicle-Telegram Apr 21, 2016

Indians notes: Michael Brantley set to play back-to-back rehab games

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley is scheduled to make consecutive rehab appearances for the first time, playing for Triple-A Columbus tonight and Saturday. According to manager Terry Francona, it’s a hurdle Brantley (right shoulder surgery) must clear before leaving the disabled list and joining the Indians. “He’s chomping at the bit, which is good. That means Read More...
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2016
Akron RubberDucks rally late to top Binghamton Mets in 10 innings

Akron RubberDucks rally late to top Binghamton Mets in 10 innings

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, on a rehab assignment, goes 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
News-Herald Apr 19, 2016
Cleveland Indians notes: Tribe outfield awaits returns of Chisenhall, Brantley

Cleveland Indians notes: Tribe outfield awaits returns of Chisenhall, Brantley

All signs point toward the Indians' starting outfield having a new look in days to come, courtesy of the returns of Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley..Before the Indians opened a three-game home series April 19 against he Mariners, Indians manager Terry Francona said Chisenhall is on track to rejoin the active roster April 20.

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