by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley knocked in four runs as part of a 2 for 4 game in Sunday's win over Seattle.
Brantley finished with two runs scored and his second home run in the process. Brantley continues to be a force in Cleveland's revamped lineup, as his batting line is at a robust .301/.357/.392.
Michael Brantley drives in four runs
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, batting third, singled home Michael Bourn in the first and added a three-run homer in the second, all off Mariners starter Felix Hernandez Sunday.
Brantley, batting .301, went 2 for 4 and scored twice. He has 19 RBI and two homers over 153 at-bats.
Two hits for Michael Brantley against Tigers
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley went 2 for 4 in a victory Sunday against Detroit.
Brantley had a run, RBI and a walk. His two hits were singles. He has lacked power this year, with a .388 slugging percentage, but his .306 average and .365 on-base percentage have set the table for the rest off the Indians' lineup.
Michael Brantley batting .342 since late April
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley collected his ninth multi-hit game since April 20 Thursday against the Athletics. Brantley finished 2 for 5 with one run.
Since April 20, Brantley is batting .342 (25 for 73) with one triple, one home run, four doubles, nine RBI and 10 runs in his last 17 games.
Michael Brantley finding extra bases
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley hit his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Phillies, a sign that he has found his stroke. Brantley opened the season with one extra-base hit (double) in 50 at-bats.
But in the last nine games, Brantley has four doubles, a triple and a home run in 41 at-bats, with seven RBI. Brantley has improved his batting averag from .240 to .286, putting him right in line with preseason expectations.
Brantley has yet to steal a base, but he's productive otherwise. He is a useful AL-only Fantasy option, and he's starting to look intriguing in deeper mixed-league formats.
Michael Brantley doubles twice in blowout win
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley went 3 for 5 with two doubles in Cleveland's 9-0 romp Monday over Kansas City.
Brantley scored twice and raised his line to .291/.371/.372. Power has been slow to come for Brantley -- he now has six extra-base hits but is still without a home run. He has just 13 home runs over the past two seasons (1,003 at-bats), so a month-long home run drought isn't particularly out of the ordinary for Brantley.
Michael Brantley supplies offense for Cleveland
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley extended his modest hitting streak to five games Saturday night against the Royals. He went 2 for 5 with two RBI in the 3-2 loss.
The 25-year-old doubled to lead off the eighth inning before driving in two with a triple in the ninth.
Brantley is batting .348 (8 for 23) during his streak with five RBI and three runs scored.
Michael Brantley picks up two hits
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley picked up two base hits on Wednesday afternoon during a loss at Chicago. Leading off, Brantley scored once in the game.
The speedster went 2 for 4 in the contest and is batting .265. He's recorded at least one hit in four straight games and is 6 for 18 (.333) over that stretch with three runs scored. Brantley has yet to steal a base this season.
Michael Brantley dealing with power outage
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has been unable to get his bat going through the first two-plus weeks of the season.
Brantley went 1 for 4 out of the leadoff spot Thursday in a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. Brantley's lone hit was a single, a recurring theme for him, as he has just one extra-base hit in 46 at bats.
Brantley is batting .261 with just one double. He has driven in two runs and scored five more, while walking five times and striking out eight. He has a solid .358 on-base percentage, but his on-base plus slugging is a subpar .641. Brantley is coming of a .750 OPS last season, with a career-high 47 extra-base hits.
Michael Brantley comes up with four hits
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley tied his career high for hits with four on Wednesday night in a 3-2 win at Toronto. Brantley also drove in his first run of the season for the Tribe.
Brantley went 4 for 5 with four singles, an RBI and a run scored in the 3-2 win extra-inning win. He's batting .714 thus far on the year after two games as he's gone 5 for 7 with two runs scored, an RBI and two walks for the Indians.
Michael Brantley at home on the basepaths
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley got off to a fast start Tuesday in the team's season opener against the Blue Jays.
Brantley, batting fifth and playing left field, went 1 for 2 in the game, and did a solid job getting on base with a pair of walks. He scored one run in the game, while striking out once. The Indians won, 4-1.
Brantley is coming off a breakout season when he batted a career-high .288 with 47 extra-base hits.
Michael Brantley hits first spring home run
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley collected two hits in three at-bats against the Diamondbacks Thursday, including his first home run of the spring, a three-run shot off Ian Kennedy in the first inning.
Brantley hasn't topped seven home runs in a season in his career, so fantasy owners know not to count on power numbers, but he's also hitting .429 after the two-hit performance.
Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis nearing contract extensions
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) The Cleveland Indians are continuing to discuss contract extensions with outfielder Michael Brantley and infielder Jason Kipnis as of Monday, reports FOX Sports.
Cleveland has been working with Brantley on an extension since before they signed Michael Bourn. Brantley, who turns 26 in May, is moving from center to left field with Bourn in tow. That means he's likely to make less money than he would have made had the team not picked up Bourn.
Either way, both Brantley and Kipnis are starters as the infielder projects to open the season as the team's second baseman. Brantley is batting .368 this spring with two RBI and four doubles over 19 at-bats. Meanwhile, Kipnis is hitting just .162 with a homer and three RBI over 37 at-bats, but drove in 76 runs for the Tribe last season.
Brantley DHs in return
(3/10/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley returned to Cactus League action on Sunday against the Rangers after missing time due to a lacerated left arm. Serving as DH, he went 0 for 2 in the 7-6 loss. Brantley has gone 5 for 8 (.625) with two RBI through four spring games. "He's fine," manager Terry Francona told MLB.com. "He's been doing stuff. He'll be just fine. He might've lost his timing a little bit, but he's got plenty of time to get it back."
Brantley ready to work out
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is ready to take part in full team workouts Thursday, and could return to Cactus League play by Sunday, according to manager Terry Francona. Brantley is recovering from a lacerated left arm that required 15 stitches nearly two weeks ago. Brantley has been doing lower body conditioning drills in recent days as well.
Brantley moving past arm issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/1/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley (forearm) has resumed lower body conditioning drills and is expected to begin gripping a bat over the weekend, the team announced Friday. Brantley was expected to be out of commission for 10 days after receiving 15 stitches for a lacerated left forearm last Tuesday. He is also expected to resume limited baseball-related activities next week, but there is no timetable for his return to Cactus League play.
Brantley out at least 10 days
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday outfielder Michael Brantley received 15 stitches for a lacerated left forearm. Brantley sustained the injury after being spiked during a spring game Monday. Francona said Brantley will be shut down for three days and out at least 10 days. "This isn't going to be anything that alters anything," Francona said.
Brantley receives some stitches
(2/25/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley received stitches in his left forearm after being spiked in Monday's Cactus League game against during the A's. He was spiked by third baseman Josh Donaldson in a play that ended the third inning. Brantley, who went 1 for 2 with an RBI before the early exit, was taken to a hospital and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. "I don't know how many stitches and you never like any injury, but in this case there was some relief on my part," manager Terry Francona said.
Brantley not expected to be dealt
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Indians are not "looking to move" outfielders Drew Stubbs or Michael Brantley in the wake of signing Michael Bourn. MLB.com reports Indians manager Terry Francona said Brantley will play in left field and Stubbs in right field.
Bourn to force Brantley out?
(2/11/2013) With the Indians agreeing on a four-year, $48 million contract with outfielder Michael Bourn on Monday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports either Michael Brantley or Drew Stubbs could now be traded. Cleveland also signed Nick Swisher this offseason and has an abundance at the position.