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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Michael Brantley unlikely to open season on time with Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com

If Brantley opens the season on the DL, the Indians will carry five outfielders. After Joey Butler was optioned to Class AAA Columbus on Saturday, there are eight viable candidates still in camp – Tyler Naquin, Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Marlon Byrd, Collin Cowgill, Shane Robinson, Robbie Grossman and Will Venable.

Naquin, Davis and Chisenhall are on the team. Chisenhall has been sidelined with a sore right forearm, but it does not sound like he’ll open on the DL. Cowgill is on the 40-man roster, while Byrd, Robinson, Grossman and Venable are invitees on minor-league deals.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 27, 2016 at 06:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Indians Michael Brantley in Minor League start | MLB.com

Brantley is still working to be ready for Opening Day.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 17, 2016 at 07:38 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley clears big hurdle, takes live batting practice - Indians - Ohio

While Brantley wants to play in Cleveland’s opener on April 4, it appears unlikely the outfielder will be able to do so. He still must work his way back into game shape before being inserted in a regular-season lineup.

If Brantley feels he’s able to play when opening day rolls around, however, Francona will listen to him.

“We don’t want to hold him back,” Francona said. “He asked us to trust him and that’s really not a very hard thing to do.”

Any setback with Brantley’s shoulder could alter any plans, but Francona isn’t worried about that hypothetical scenario.

“I don’t foresee any complications moving forward,” Francona said. “He’s doing so well.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 12, 2016 at 07:51 AM | 2 comment(s)
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