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Michael Brantley | Outfielder | #23

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Brantley went deep as the Indians outlasted the Angels in extra innings on Tuesday.
Brantley capped off a seven-run rally in the second inning with a solo shot off of Jesse Chavez. He finished the night 1-for-5 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. Brantley is enjoying a nice season at the dish, slashing .301/.367/.445 with seven homers and 46 RBI. Jul 26 - 12:02 AM

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Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Indians' defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Brantley opened the game's scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and he slugged a two-run shot off Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in the bottom of the sixth. The 30-year-old outfielder has been in a nice offensive groove since the All-Star break and he's now slashing .303/.369/.440 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 75 total games this season.
Jul 23 - 4:10 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Brantley picked up an RBI single against Matt Cain in the third inning and also collected double No. 18 on the season in the loss. The veteran outfielder is hitting .300/.365/.429 with five homers, 40 RBI and 10 steals in 72 games for the campaign as a whole.
Jul 19 - 8:11 PM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a two-run single and a steal in Sunday's loss to the A's.

Brantley came through with a two-run single off Sean Manaea in the fourth inning. Those two runs were the only runs that the Indians managed in the contest before Abraham Almonte hit a cosmetic solo homer in the ninth. For the season as a whole, the veteran outfielder is slashing a respectable .303/.365/.437 with five homers, 39 RBI and 10 steals over the course of 69 games played.
Jul 16 - 7:20 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in Friday's lopsided win over the Tigers.

Brantley got the party started with a two-run double off Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann in the third inning, and he tacked on an RBI single in the sixth inning and a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the seventh. The All-Star is now hitting .307/.367/.443 with five homers and eight steals in 64 games overall.
Jul 7 - 11:27 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Since coming off the disabled list, Brantley is now 12-for-34 with hits in eight of those nine games. He's got just five homers and eight steals in 63 games, but peers voted him into next week's All-Star Game on the strength of his .304/.366/.438 line, a line made more impressive in light of his injury struggles since 2015. A deserving nod to an incredible comeback.
Jul 7 - 12:19 AM

Michael Brantley doubled twice and walked twice Thursday against the Rangers.

Brantley has gone 37 games without a homer since the beginning of May (after hitting five in April), but at least the doubles are coming back now; he has five in his last seven games. He probably won't get to either 20 homers or 20 steals this year, but he's batting .306 and the runs and RBI will start coming if the Indians begin to hit to their potential.
Jun 29 - 3:12 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

He had an RBI single in the third inning and another one in the seventh. The oft-injured outfielder is a steady run producer when healthy enough to play. He has a .299 batting average with five home runs, 30 RBI and seven stolen bases in 56 games. Brantley missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury and has battled multiple nagging injuries this year. He was activated from the disabled list on Monday.
Jun 29 - 1:18 AM

Michael Brantley is in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers.

Brantley was activated from the disabled list on Monday, but the Indians held him out of the starting lineup. The 30-year-old started the season hot, but he has zero homers and a .716 OPS over 34 games dating back to the start of May.
Jun 27 - 3:40 PM

Indians activated OF Michael Brantley from the 10-day disabled list.

Brantley was able to return from his right ankle sprain as soon as he was eligible. The 30-year-old returns to a .296/.360/.432 batting line with five homers and seven steals through 54 games this season.
Jun 26 - 3:10 PM

Michael Brantley (ankle) took batting practice Thursday and is scheduled to do some running Friday.

"Once he starts running, he knows he's going to go quick," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "So he's trying to give himself a chance to feel as good as he can before he starts ramping it up." Brantley is eligible for activation from the disabled list on Monday, and it's possible he'll be ready at that time.
Jun 23 - 10:16 AM

Indians placed OF Michael Brantley on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 16, with a right ankle sprain.

Brantley was away from the club for the weekend to be with his wife Melissa as she gave birth, and now he'll be gone for at least another seven days with this ankle injury that has lingered since early May. Daniel Robertson has been drawing starts in left field.
Jun 19 - 3:57 PM

Indians placed OF Michael Brantley on the paternity leave list.

Brantley was excused from the Indians on Thursday to be with his wife Melissa as she gave birth. He'll probably remain away from the team through the weekend.
Jun 16 - 4:40 PM

Michael Brantley (family) is away from the Indians on Thursday.

Brantley's wife Melissa is having a baby in Cleveland, where the Indians are finishing up a series against the Dodgers with a matinee game. Next on the schedule is a road series in Minnesota, so Brantley may be headed to the paternity leave list. Daniel Robertson got the start in left field on Thursday afternoon.
Jun 15 - 12:23 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Both of his hits were doubles, one of which plated a run in the eighth inning. He added an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game as well. Brantley has a .296 batting average with five home runs and 28 RBI in 228 plate appearances. He has stolen seven bases in eight attempts.
Jun 15 - 12:39 AM

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