Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:12:08 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) sat out sprint competitions at spring workouts due to a sore lower back.
Fantasy Tip: This is not the news fantasy owners want to hear, as Brantley came into his own as a power-speed threat last season. This could be "better safe than sorry" mode, but keep an eye on Brantley as camp progresses. David Murphy could see more outfield time if Brantley is unable to play. If healthy, Brantley is a decent fantasy option for all AL and mixed leagues.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:25:12 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley collected his 200th hit of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Sept. 27. He became the first Cleveland player to collect at least 200 hits since Kenny Lofton in 1996. Brantley also became the first player in club history to record 200 hits, 20 home runs, 40 doubles and 20 stolen bases in the same season.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:53:27 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (leg) is in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 7, and is starting in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Brantley left the game early last night with a leg injury, but it clearly wasn't serious enough to keep him out today. Make sure he is starting everywhere you own him.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:15:49 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (leg) left in the seventh inning Wednesday, Aug. 6, against the Cincinnati Reds due to an apparent leg injury.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:46:29 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley matched a career high with four hits Friday, July 18, against the Detroit Tigers. One of the hits went for a double, and he finished with two runs scored and a stolen base. He also had a four-hit game earlier this season against the Tigers.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:00:25 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a solo home run and three RBI against the New York Yankees Tuesday, July 8.
Fantasy Tip: Brantley now has 14 home runs after hitting 10 all of last season, and he has managed five straight multi-hit efforts. Needless to say he has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all formats this season.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:28:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, 1B Brandon Moss and OF Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki, Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and SS Alexei Ramirez, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve, Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion and Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez have been named as the reserves for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:57:52 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (concussion) was in the starting lineup Saturday, June 21.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:05:36 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (concussion) singled in an appearance as a pinch hitter against the Detroit Tigers Friday, June 20. It was his first appearance since sustaining a concussion Monday, June 16.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:41:32 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (concussion) will take batting practice before the game Friday, June 20, and then will be reevaluated by medical staff, according to manager Terry Francona. Brantley could be cleared to return Saturday, June 21, against the Detroit Tigers.
Fantasy Tip: Brantley has been a five-category contributor thus far and is well on his way to a career year. Get ready to return him to your lineups when he is cleared to play.