Indians' Brantley diagnosed with biceps tendinitis
CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis and has been given a cortisone shot.
Brantley, who had surgery on his right shoulder in November, was examined by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Tuesday. Indians manager Terry Francona said the exam showed Brantley's shoulder is structurally sound.
Brantley is on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season. He had been swinging the bat off soft-toss and a hitting tee, but felt discomfort as he increased his activities last week.
Brantley began the season on the DL and returned April 25. He appeared in 11 games and batted .231 with seven RBIs before returning to the DL on May 14 when he was also given a cortisone shot.