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Michael Brantley
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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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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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