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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||14.00||.305||89.00||88.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||5||2||0|| .400|| .400|| .400|
|vs Danks (Career)||25||5||1|| .360||.231||.200|
|vs LHP||65||22||2|| .405|| .554|| .338|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Jose Fernandez, SP MIA|
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
|Michael Brantley, LF CLE|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
|12/26/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
|Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR|
|Last 10 Games|
Indians OF Michael Brantley perfect at the plate on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/27/15) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley filled up the box score in Wednesday's victory over the Rangers. Brantley reached base in all of his plate appearances, going 2 for 2, a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
Brantley lifted his season average up to .313 and has hit safely in eight of his last 11 games.
With the Indians ahead with a comfortable lead, manager Terry Francona decided to remove Brantley from the game in the top of the seventh. Brantley has had just one day off since the middle of April, so this was an opportune time to get him some rest.
David Murphy slots in as DH for Indians on Monday
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/25/15) David Murphy will step into the DH role on Monday as the Indians face the Rangers, just the second time in nine games that Murphy will be in that role.
Murphy will hit fifth in Cleveland's lineup against Texas starter Phil Klein. He has only faced Klein once, but has a hit in that lone at-bat. Murphy is hitting .529 with two doubles and two RBIs from the five-hole.
Two other Indians starters, Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley, have also just faced Klein once, and both have hit solo home runs against the pitcher.
Michael Bourn, Jose Ramirez not in Indians' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Two regulars are not in the starting lineup for the Indians' game on Sunday.
Center fielder Michael Bourn gets a rest after five straight starts in center. He's replaced by Michael Brantley, who gets his sixth start in center.
Jose Ramirez sits after 12 straight starts at shortstop. Mike Aviles replaces him, batting ninth.
Indians LF Michael Brantley catching a break Saturday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/23/15) Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has told Sports Time Ohio that his absence from the Saturday lineup has nothing to do with the back ailment that has plagued him this season and that he should be fine for Sunday.
Brantley has cooled after a torrid stretch. He is 3-for-20 after raising his average from .226 to .348 over a four-week period.
"I just told him, 'Hey, sleep in, relax, and just get yourself ready to maybe pinch-hit in about the seventh,' … and I'll do the same with [Jason Kipnis] here probably pretty soon," manager Terry Francona said to MLB.com. "I've talked to him, too. They're both really good about communicating back with me, and it helps me."
Nick Swisher, Ryan Raburn not in Indians' lineup for Saturday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/16/15) Both Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn are not in the Indians' lineup for Saturday, as Michael Brantley will start in left field and bat third and David Murphy will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup.|
Rayburn, a utility outfielder, suffered a bruised knee in Friday's game while Swisher returned from the disabled list in early May and had DH'd in eight of the Indians' 10 games before Saturday.
|2014 summary: Michael Brantley -- he of the great contact skills and good speed -- added home run power to his resume, though most of his work in that domain occurred in the first half. Doubling his previous career high, Brantley smashed 20 home runs, and half of those came on line drives. Also, 15 came before the All-Star break, as he resumed a more typical pace over the rest of the season. Only Mike Trout had more Fantasy value among outfielders, and it's not just because of Brantley's newfound home run power. The 27-year-old also struck out in a career-low nine percent of his at-bats and stole a career-high 23 bases. A 30 percent line drive rate helped build a .327 batting average that ranked third in the American League.|
Playing time status: Brantley has become a staple in the Indians' lineup, and he should get frequent plate appearances in the middle of the batting order.
2015 outlook: Given that Brantley's homer pace did slow in the latter part of the season and that so many of them were line drives, he seems like a strong candidate for some regression in that category. Brantley's contact skills and gap power could land him another .300-plus batting average and 40-plus doubles, so he should remain a top 10 outfielder.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
|5/31/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||J.A. Happ|
|6/2/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|6/3/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Chris Young|
|6/4/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|6/5/15||BAL||7:10 pm||Chris Tillman|
|6/6/15||BAL||4:10 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|