Michael Brantley#23, LF, Cleveland
- May 15, 1987
- Birth Place:
- Bellevue, Washington
- 2005 7ᵗʰ round by the Milwaukee Brewers
— Player Notes
Advice: Both hits were singles. Brantley, who served as the DH on Friday, missed the previous four games due to a back injury. The issue has already flared up a couple of times since spring training, so he might not be out of the woods yet.10 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: He's in the designated hitter spot rather than in left field, but Brantley's fantasy owners will take it. The outfielder had played just once over the previous 10 days due to a back injury that has lingered since spring training. David Murphy is in left field.Rotoworld
Advice: Brantley has played just once over the last eight days due to a back injury. He's feeling better, but the Indians are off on Thursday so they'll hold the outfielder back and hope he's ready to go on Friday. "I think he's really trending in a good way," manager Terry Francona said on Tuesday. "If you see him playing tomorrow, he's perfect. Because, with the day off [Thursday], we want to make sure we get him going in the right direction and keep him going in the right direction."
More: Indians.mlb.comFri, Apr 17 Rotoworld
Advice: Brantley has been checked out by the Indians' team doctors and an outside specialist since feeling a "stabbing" pain in his back last Friday. And the injury seems to be nothing more than soreness. He is out of the Indians' starting lineup again on Tuesday night, but there's a chance he could return Wednesday. Cleveland is off on Thursday.Rotoworld
Advice: Brantley hasn't played since he reported feeling a "stabbing" pain in his back during Friday's game. He was scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, so we should know more about his status soon. Jerry Sands is taking his place in left field Tuesday night.Rotoworld
Advice: Brantley felt a "stabbing" pain in his back during Friday's game against the Tigers. He did not play on Saturday or Sunday. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Indians aren't going to push the outfielder back into the lineup until he is at 100%. With a lefty (John Danks) on the mound on Wednesday and an off-day on Thursday, a return against the Twins this weekend seems most likely.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterTue, Apr 14 Rotoworld
Advice: Brantley felt a "stabbing" pain in his back late during Friday's game and has now sat out two straight days. The Indians are off Monday, so he'll get three days of rest and hope to be back out there Tuesday. Brantley reported improvement with his back Sunday.
More: Paul Hoynes on TwitterMon, Apr 13 Rotoworld
Advice: Francona admitted that he probably shouldn't have played Brantley on Friday. The outfielder is resting on Saturday and could get the day off on Sunday as well. A trip to the disabled list remains a possibility.
More: Paul Hoynes on TwitterSun, Apr 12 Rotoworld
Advice: Brantley returned to the lineup on Friday after missing the previous two games due to back stiffness. Manager Terry Francona is opting to play things cautiously with him, and getting an extra day of rest against opposing southpaw David Price isn't a terrible idea. Expect him to return on Sunday.Rotoworld
Advice: He's back in left field and in his familiar No. 3 spot in the batting order against Alfredo Simon and the Tigers. Brantley missed the last two games with lower back stiffness, an ailment that bothered him for much of spring training, as well. He's obviously feeling well enough to give it a go Friday, though.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterSat, Apr 11 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Minnesota
|Career vs. Min||82||318||32||90||13||4||3||37||22||40||6||2||.283||.328||.377||.706|
|Away (this year)||2||9||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.222||.222||.222||.444|
|Day (this year)||1||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250||.250||.500||.750|
|Last game vs. Min||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.400||.400||.400||.800|
|Career vs. Trevor May||4||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||.250||.500||.500||1.000|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Apr 18||@Min||W 4-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.188||.235||.250||.485|
|Apr 17||@Min||L 2-3||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.231||.231||.308||.538|
|Apr 10||Det||L 4-8||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.125||.125||.250||.375|
|Apr 8||@Hou||W 2-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Apr 6||@Hou||L 0-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|