Michael Brantley
    Michael Brantley
    #23 | Michael Brantley
    Day-To-Day
    Left Fielder | Cleveland Indians
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 5/15/1987
    Height, Weight 6'2", 210 lbs
    From Bellevue, WA
    Drafted 2005 - Rd 7 by MIL
    Salary $9,375,000
    Fantasy Own % 45.3
    2017 Season Career
    HR
    9
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    RBI
    52
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    AVG
    .299
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 5/15/1987
    Height, Weight 6'2", 210 lbs
    From Bellevue, WA
    Drafted 2005 - Rd 7 by MIL
    Salary $9,375,000
    Fantasy Own % 45.3
    RotowireOct 19, 8:13a ET

    News

    Brantley will miss the next 4-to-5 months after undergoing right ankle surgery Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Although Brantley appeared on the ALDS roster against the Yankees -- and recorded a decent amount of at-bats -- the outfielder needed surgery to stabilize the ligaments in his ankle ahead of next season. This places him on a timetable to optimistically return to full baseball activities right around the start of spring training. Cleveland also needs to decide whether to pick up his $12 million club option for 2018, or buy him out for $1 million, which will have to be decided three days after the World Series concludes.

    RotowireOct 11, 1:00p ET

    News

    Brantley is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees for Game 5 of the ALDS.

    Impact

    With Edwin Encarnacion back in the lineup after missing a couple games due to an ankle injury, Brantley will occupy a spot on the bench as CC Sabathia takes the mound for New York. Brantley may enter the fray at some point during Wednesday's game, but it appears as though he will remain in a reserve role throughout the rest of the playoffs as long as the regulars stay healthy.

    StatsLLCOct 9, 11:26p ET

    News

    Michael Brantley went 1 for 4 Monday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the New York Yankees 7-3. He ended the game with a .091 batting average.

    StatsLLCOct 9, 2:10a ET

    News

    Michael Brantley went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Cleveland Indians lost to the New York Yankees 1-0. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.

    Impact

    Brantley drew the start at the DH spot in place of the ailing Edwin Encarnacion and did work a walk in three at-bats, though he's now 0 for 7 for the series. There's probably a decent chance he's back in the lineup for Monday's Game 4 with Encarnacion's ankle still sore after injuring it in Friday's Game 2.

    StatsLLCOct 6, 11:02p ET

    News

    Michael Brantley went 0 for 5 Friday as the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees 9-8. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.

    Impact

    Indians Manager Terry Francona said Brantley might start in left field in Game 3. Brantley hasn't played in left field since Aug. 8, when he suffered a sprained right ankle that caused him to miss most of the rest of the regular season. He did get two at bats in the last two games of the season, but those came as a pinch hitter and designated hitter.