Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:25:32 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are expected to tender contracts to OFs Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs, SPs Justin Masterson and Josh Tomlin and RPs Vinnie Pestano and Marc Rzepczynski. RPs Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood, who are both recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, are borderline cases.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:20:29 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley is back in the lineup Monday, Sept. 9, after missing time to witness the birth of his first child.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:08:37 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley has left the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's child Friday, Sept. 6.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:30:01 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley made it through the game Monday, Aug. 19, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim without an error. He has now gone 213 consecutive games without an error, breaking a tie with OF Rocky Colavito for the longest error-free run in franchise history by an Indians outfielder.
Tue, 21 May 2013 19:08:36 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley served as the cleanup hitter in manager Terry Francona's lineup Tuesday, May 21, with OF Nick Swisher (personal) on the paternity list. Brantley has now appeared in every spot in the order this season.
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:39:04 -0700
The Cleveland Indians talked with OF Michael Brantley and 2B Jason Kipnis about contract extensions during the spring, but neither agreed to a deal. Kipnis is five years away from free agency, while Brantley is three years away. The team will attempt to sign both players again after the season.
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:39:12 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley was held out of the lineup Saturday, May 18, against the Seattle Mariners. He appeared as a defensive replacement late in the game.
Fantasy Tip: Brantley is hitless over his past seven at-bats, but he remains a must-start in all AL-only leagues and most mixed formats, as he is still hitting .295 on the season.
Thu, 09 May 2013 12:54:14 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (finger) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and RP Scott Barnes has been sent to Triple-A Columbus to make room on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Get ready to put Bourn back in your lineup this weekend. It's unclear who will lose out the most in playing time in the outfield upon his return. Ryan Raburn has been swinging a hot bat, so Terry Francona might try to keep him in the lineup as much as possible at the expense of either Michael Brantley or Drew Stubbs.
Tue, 07 May 2013 11:48:36 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (finger) had his rehab game with Triple-A Columbus rained out Monday, May 6, but the team expects to activate him from the disabled list this weekend if he doesn't have any setbacks.
Fantasy Tip: The return of Bourn will likely push red-hot Ryan Raburn to less playing time, although Terry Francona could choose to have him platoon in the outfield with Michael Brantley or Drew Stubbs.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:49:17 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have stopped their contract negotiations on a multi-year contract extension with 2B Jason Kipnis. Kipnis said the talks ceased once the regular season started. He is slated to make $509,400 this season. The team is also reportedly negotiating with OF Michael Brantley on a multi-year deal. Kipnis is interested in starting talks up again after the 2013 season.