|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|
|1||Indians Notes: Team asks Orioles about Machado; Miller talks about pitch clock|
|2||Indians contacted Orioles regarding Machado|
|3||Report: Indians, Orioles had discussed Manny Machado trade|
|4||Report: Mets nearly acquired All-Star Jason Kipnis from the Indians|
|5||Watch Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer throw 117 mph|
The Indians are encouraged by Brantley's (ankle) progress in his rehab from right ankle surgery, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Brantley underwent right ankle surgery in the middle of October and was initially given a recovery timetable of 4-5 months, leaving his status for the start spring training up in the air. While he's apparently making solid progress, the Indians won't know more until he's able to resume agility and running drills.