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Plain Dealer May 24, 2016

If Cleveland Indians are going to be contenders, they need Michael Brantley and more

If the Indians are going to be a real contender this season, they need Michael Brantley back in the lineup. Then they're going to need ever more help on offense.
Plain Dealer May 19, 2016

Next time Michael Brantley comes back, Cleveland Indians need him to stay back

Manager Terry Francona said outfielder Michael Brantley will be shut down for "five to seven' days after receiving a anti-inflammatory shot in his right shoulder on Tuesday from Dr. Craig Morgan.
Akron Beacon Journal May 18, 2016

Indians notebook: No timetable for Michael Brantley’s return; Tyler Naquin optioned to Triple-A

CLEVELAND: Outfielder Michael Brantley continues to rest his surgically-repaired shoulder, and the Indians continue to be vague about any possible return date after he had to be shut down a second time.Brantley, currently on the 15-day disabled list, met Tuesday with Dr. Craig Morgan, who performed the initial surgery in November. Nothing new was found, but Brantley did receive an anti-inflammatory injection and will sit out for five-to-seven days before being re-evaluated. The Indians are not working with any specific timeline.“We’ll let that shot work and then, from there, we’re just...

Indians have no time table for Michael Brantley’s return; Tyler Naquin optioned

Outfielder Michael Brantley continues to rest his surgically-repaired shoulder, and the Indians continue to be vague about any possible return date after he had to be shut down a second time. Brantley, currently on the 15-day disabled list, met with Dr. Craig Morgan, who performed the initial surgery in November, on Tuesday. Nothing new was found, but Brantley did receive an anti-inflammatory injection and will be sit down five-to-seven days before being re-evaluated. The Indians are not working with any specific time line. “We’ll let that shot work and then, from there, we’re...
Columbus Dispatch May 15, 2016

Indians | Left fielder Michael Brantley on DL with sore shoulder

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News-Herald May 14, 2016
Cleveland Indians notes: Shoulder lands Michael Brantley back on DL

Cleveland Indians notes: Shoulder lands Michael Brantley back on DL

Less than 24 hours after manager Terry Francona said it was premature to discuss the disabled list as an option for Michael Brantley, the outfielder was sent to the 15-day DL. Before the Indians game against Minnesota May 14, Brantley was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 10 with right shoulder inflammation.
Chronicle-Telegram May 14, 2016

Commentary: Is this a lost season for Michael Brantley?

CLEVELAND — Is this going to be a lost season for Indians left fielder Michael Brantley? It’s beginning to look that way after Brantley was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season when his surgically repaired right shoulder failed to respond after 11 games following his activation. Things began promisingly enough Read More... The post Commentary: Is this a lost season for Michael Brantley? appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.
Chronicle-Telegram May 14, 2016

Indians notes: Shoulder inflammation sends Brantley to DL again

CLEVELAND — Though manager Terry Francona called a prospective trip to the disabled list for Michael Brantley “a bit premature,” the Indians went ahead and made the move anyway. Brantley, who experienced soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder after playing in 11 games, was placed on the injured list Saturday for the second time Read More... The post Indians notes: Shoulder inflammation sends Brantley to DL again appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.
Plain Dealer May 14, 2016

It's too easy to say Cleveland Indians rushed Michael Brantley: Rant of the week

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley was placed on the disabled list Saturday for the second time this season because of soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder.
Plain Dealer May 14, 2016

'We don't have a crystal ball': Cleveland Indians hope Michael Brantley's balky shoulder won't be season-long issue

"We don't have a crystal ball," Tribe manager Terry Francona said Saturday, after the Indians placed Brantley on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to Tuesday.
Akron Beacon Journal May 14, 2016

Indians report: Outfielder Michael Brantley’s return to disabled list a troublesome sign

CLEVELAND: Following offseason shoulder surgery, Michael Brantley starting the season on the disabled list was a primary concern for the Indians, but one that could be handled if he returned as his usual, Silver Slugger-level self in left field. That doesn’t appear to be the case. Brantley’s surgically-repaired right shoulder hasn’t responded like he and the club had hoped after playing in 11 games this season, even with off days sprinkled in among his starts. He’s hit just .231 with two doubles. And now, the thing the Indians could least afford in this situation looks to be coming to...

Indians OF Michael Brantley’s return to the DL a troublesome sign

Following offseason shoulder surgery, Michael Brantley starting the season on the disabled list was a primary concern for the Indians, but one that could be handled if he returned as his usual, Silver Slugger-level self in left field. That doesn’t appear to be the case. Brantley’s surgically-repaired shoulder hasn’t responded like he and the club had hoped after playing in 11 games this season with off days sprinkled within them. And now, the thing the Indians could least afford in this situation looks to be coming to fruition, as Brantley on Saturday was placed back on the 15-day...
Plain Dealer May 14, 2016

Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley placed on DL because of ailing shoulder

Earlier this week, Indians manager Terry Francona said the team might have given Michael Brantley "too much, too fast." Now, Brantley is back on the shelf.
Plain Dealer May 14, 2016
Starting lineups, Game 33: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins

Starting lineups, Game 33: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins

Michael Brantley will be sidelined for at least another week and a half. Here are the starting lineups and the pitching matchup for Saturday's affair between the Indians and Twins.
Chronicle-Telegram May 13, 2016

Indians notes: Terry Francona says any talk of putting Michael Brantley on disabled list is a little premature

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley had his right shoulder re-examined Friday and the Indians expect to announce their plan of action for the left fielder today. Brantley has missed the last two games after experiencing fatigue in his surgically repaired shoulder. Manager Terry Francona said prior to the series opener against Minnesota that the idea of Read More... The post Indians notes: Terry Francona says any talk of putting Michael Brantley on disabled list is a little premature appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

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