Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley returned to exhibition action Sunday, nearly two weeks after he needed stitches in left forearm to close a spike wound.
Brantley was hurt Feb. 24 when he was spiked by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson while sliding into third.
He was back on the field Sunday and went 0-for-2 while serving as the Indians' designated hitter in a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Brantley, 25, is entering his fifth season with Cleveland. He hit .288 with a .348 on-base percentage, a .402 slugging percentage, six homers, 60 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 149 games last year.