|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||5/15/1987|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 210 lbs|
|Drafted||2005 - Rd 7 by MIL|
|Fantasy Own %||45.3|
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Brantley will miss the next 4-to-5 months after undergoing right ankle surgery Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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.
Brantley is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees for Game 5 of the ALDS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.