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Michael Brantley
.294 4 41
Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 6-2 / 200 NFBC ADP: 23.56
Position: LFBorn: 5/15/1987 Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 7th Round by Brewers (2005)

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June 30 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Brantley was 3 for 4 with his 38th RBI on Monday against the Rays.
Analysis: Brantley hasn't been quite as effective as he was last season, but still boasts a .301 batting average.
June 19 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Brantley was 2 for 4 with his 21st double Thursday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Brantley has four doubles in his last eight games, going 10 for 30 in that span.
June 13 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Brantley was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Brantley is surging, hitting .345 in his last eight outings.
June 12 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Brantley was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Brantley is 10 for 35 over an unimpressive nine-game hitting streak.
June 8 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Brantley was given Sunday off.
Analysis: He's been dealing with a sore back since spring training. The Indians don't play Monday and manager Terry Francona wanted to give Brantley two days off in a row.
May 2 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Brantley was 2 for 5 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: It was his first home run of the season after hitting 20 a season ago, but he's batting .455 in his last eight games.
May 1 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Brantley was 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Brantley ended April with a 13-for-28 span in his last seven games.
Apr. 26 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Brantley went 4 for 4 with two doubles Saturday against Detroit.
Analysis: Brantley has picked up where he left off last season. He's batting .359 through 10 games.
Apr. 14 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Brantley is not in Cleveland's starting lineup for the fifth time because of a bad back.
Analysis: Brantley has been bothered by lower back stiffness since he reported to training camp in February. The 27-year-old played the season opener in Houston before resting two games. He returned to the lineup on Friday for Cleveland's home opener against Detroit, but was kept out of the final two games over the weekend as the Tigers swept the Indians.
Apr. 11 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Brantley is again sidelined with a back issue that has bothered him for several weeks.
Analysis: Brantley will sit out Saturday's game against Detroit, and manager Terry Francona indicated the 27-year-old will probably miss Sunday's series finale as well. The Indians are off Monday, giving Brantley more time to recover.
Apr. 8 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Brantley was back in the Tribe's lineup Friday.
Analysis: Brantley was out of the lineup for two games day because of lower-back stiffness.

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