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Michael Brantley

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Indians | Michael Brantley hits first home run

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:20:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a 9-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 1. It was his first home run of the year.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is hitting .344 for the year, and his power stroke is starting to come around. Three of his eight extra-base hits have come in the last two games. Consider jumping on the Brantley bandwagon at FantasyScore.

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Indians | Michael Brantley coming alive

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:16:11 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley has hit .419 (13-for-31) with five RBI in eight games since returning from a back injury.

Fantasy Tip: We'd be more excited about Brantley ($5,400, 10.8% of your cap) if 10 of his 13 hits weren't singles. He's at a premium price, but his hot streak means he's on point with his stroke. He's a decent OF option on FantasyScore.

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Indians | Michael Brantley finding his stroke

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:19:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI and a run scored in a 13-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 24, and he is hitting .368 over his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley's ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) average in on the rise, but he still has just two extra-base hits on the year. The back injury that kept him sidelined earlier the year could be sapping his power a bit, and he is still a bit overpriced at FantasyScore for his current level of production.

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Indians | Michael Brantley back in lineup

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:42:12 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) is back in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey Friday, April 17. Brantley is serving as the designated hitter and batting third in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has been dealing with a lower back ailment that also sidelined him in spring training. He has one hit in eight at-bats to begin the year. You may want to avoid him at FantasyScore until he can get back into the flow in the early going.

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Indians | Michael Brantley out Wednesday

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:02:50 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley may need to return in the next day or two to avoid the disabled list. Jerry Sands ($1,800, 3.6% of your cap) is 5-for-13 with four RBIs thus far and could have some matchup luster on FantasyScore if Brantley is sidelined much longer.

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Indians | Michael Brantley might return Fri.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:23:18 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) did not start Tuesday, April 14, against the Chicago White Sox, and manager Terry Francona said the only way Brantley plays Wednesday, April 15, is if the outfielder's health is "perfect." Brantley is dealing with a lower back injury, and he has missed five of the first seven games. He might return Friday, April 17, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Dr. Smooth in FantasyScore until the outfielder is able to officially return and prove his health in back-to-back games without any setbacks. At $5,400 (or 10.8% of cap) there is just too much risk in FantasyScore until he can play without lingering effects of the injury.

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Indians | Michael Brantley improving

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:06:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) has been bothered by a back condition since the starting of spring training, but specialists are convinced that his condition will improve, and he won't have to deal with it all season long. "He's really trending in a good way," manager Terry Francona said. "We want to make sure we get him going in the right direction and keep him going in the right direction." Brantley will go through activities Tuesday, April 14, but is unlikely to return to the lineup Wednesday, April 15. The Indians have discussed putting him on the disabled list, but he seems to be improving.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley's ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) condition should worry his owners, and it needs to be monitored. This is the type of nagging injury that could stick with Brantley for much of the year if he's not careful. For now, look to avoid him in all daily contests.

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Indians | Michael Brantley out Tuesday

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:47:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday, April 14.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley has been out of the lineup since April 10 and only played in two games this season due to back issues. Jerry Sands is in left field today, but he's just a watch list option for now.

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Indians | Michael Brantley to take BP Tuesday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:05:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) will take batting practice Tuesday, April 14, and he could return this weekend. The Indians are trying to get him to 100% before bringing him back.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Brantley ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) for now at FantasyScore. The Tribe has the day off Monday before returning to action tomorrow, and they face left-handers both Tuesday and Thursday, meaning Ryan Raburn ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) and Jerry Sands could be active in the coming days. Consider both intriguing sleepers in daily games.

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Indians | Michael Brantley sitting out

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:13:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 12.

Fantasy Tip: Owners may want to monitor the situation to see when Brantley ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) will be able to return to the lineup. Jerry Sands is taking his place in the starting lineup but should not be an option in most fantasy leagues.

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