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Rob Brantly | Catcher | #67

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: California Riverside
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Reds signed C Rob Brantly to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Brantly spent all of last season at Triple-A in the Mariners organization, batting .244/.268/.432 with 14 homers. He's merely a depth guy. Fri, Dec 9, 2016 04:13:00 PM

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Mariners sent C Rob Brantly outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Brantley was designated for assignment by Seattle at the end of spring training. He passed through waivers unclaimed and could have elected to become a free agent, but the 26-year-old catcher has decided to remain in the Mariners' organization as Triple-A depth. Brantly, a third-round pick of the Marlins in 2010, owns a .225/.286/.317 batting line in 112 career major league games.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Mariners designated C Rob Brantly for assignment; re-assigned RHPs Donn Roach and Blake Parker, OF Daniel Robertson and 1B Efren Navarro to minor league camp.

Brantly showed well after being claimed off waivers last month, but ultimately he wasn't able to beat out Steve Clevenger. He could get scooped up on waivers again.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Rob Brantly is pushing Steve Clevenger for the Mariners' backup catcher job.

Claimed off waivers earlier this month, Brantly has picked up five hits in 14 at-bats since arriving with the Mariners. "Clevenger missed some time, being sick for a while," manager Scott Servais said, "and Brantly took advantage of some playing time. Brantly has swung the bat very well. I’ve also been very pleased with the progress that Clevenger has made defensively." Both Brantly and Clevenger are out of options, but it's possible the M's could carry both players since Clevenger is also capable of playing first and third base.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Mariners claimed C Rob Brantly off waivers from the White Sox.

Brantly was the odd-man out in Chicago after the signing of Alex Avila over the winter. Once a top prospect in the Marlins organization, he'll look to compete for a reserve role with the M's.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Rob Brantly is rehabbing from surgery to remove part of the meniscus from his left knee.

He should be fine for spring training. The 26-year-old Brantly spent most of the year in the minors and appeared in 14 games with the White Sox down the stretch.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Rob Brantly hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Brantly, appearing in just his third game this season, took Indians starter Carlos Carrasco deep for a three-run shot in the second inning. It is his only hit in seven at-bats thus far after an avulsion fracture in his left thumb kept him out for much of the early part of the season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 01:04:00 AM

White Sox recalled C Rob Brantly from Double-A Birmingham.

Brantly missed an early portion of the season with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb before the White Sox shuttled him off to work in the minors. While he's hit .310/.335/.483 working between Double and Triple-A this season, he hasn't seen major league action since 2013. In that campaign, he hit just .211/.263/.265 with the Marlins.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:21:00 PM

White Sox activated C Rob Brantly from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Birmingham.

Brantly is recovered from the avulsion fracture in his left thumb, but there's no place for him on the White Sox active roster. The 25-year-old catcher hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013, when he batted just .211/.263/.265 in 67 games with the Marlins.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Rob Brantly has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham.

Brantly has been sidelined since mid-April with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb. He'll likely remain in the minors even after he's back to full health.
Thu, May 28, 2015 05:31:00 PM

White Sox placed C Rob Brantly on the 15-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb.

The injury occurred during spring training and Brantly had been attempting to play through it. He lost out to Geovany Soto during the spring for the team's backup catcher gig and now won't be seeing time with the White Sox any time soon.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 06:37:00 PM

White Sox optioned C Rob Brantly to Triple-A Charlotte.

Brantly was claimed off waivers from the Marlins over the winter, but hit just .167 (3-for-18) this spring and failed to secure the backup catcher job. Still, the 25-year-old is useful catching depth to have in the organization.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 03:53:00 PM

White Sox claimed C Rob Brantly off waivers from the Marlins.

It wasn't too long ago that Brantly was considered the catcher of the future for the Marlins, but he played exclusively at the Triple-A level this past season. The 25-year-old appeared in 98 games with the Marlins from 2012-2013 and batted .235/.298/.325 with four home runs and 26 RBI.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Rob Brantly homered in his lone at-bat Wednesday and is 7-for-14 this spring.

Brantly was handed a starting job last spring and disappointed, hitting .211/.263/.265 in 223 at-bats. As a result, the Marlins went and signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and essentially punched Brantly's ticket back to Triple-A this year. It would taken an injury to Salty or backup Jeff Mathis for Brantly to make the club.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Marlins recalled C Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans.

Brantly was demoted in early August after batting .225/.275/.284 over 204 at-bats. He should return to a part-time role with Jeff Mathis down the stretch. The Marlins still view Brantly as their long-term catcher.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 01:27:00 PM

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