Brantley (shoulder) will undergo another MRI on Wednesday after feeling discomfort again in his shoulder while swinging a bat. Brantley will be forced to postpone his ongoing rehab after being unable to play in consecutive games over the weekend during his time in the minors. He recently moved to Double-A Akron for the next phase of his rehab, but only played Friday and Sunday before realizing that he still wasn't making the progress he needed to. There will be more information after Brantley's MRI on Wednesday.
Brantley (shoulder) was not able to play in consecutive games over the weekend as planned, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Brantley was able to get into games on Friday and Sunday but didn't play Monday. This likely pushes Brantley's eventual return back a couple of days as the team looks to re-evaluate the rehab program in the coming days.
Brantley (shoulder), who will move his rehab to Double-A Akron on Friday, hopes to play in consecutive games soon, MLB.com reports. Brantley could be playing consecutive games by the start of next week as he works his way back. The Indians want Brantley to be able to handle a heavy load upon his return to the lineup so he'll need to prove he can handle consecutive games without incident in his rehab program as a first hurdle.
Brantley (shoulder) went 1-for-2 during Monday's rehab contest at Triple-A Columbus, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. Brantley said that his shoulder felt good after the game, and will likely compete in a couple more rehab games before returning to the Indians in the near future. He took batting practice Wednesday with Columbus and could return to the club before Cleveland begins their series with Baltimore on July 22.
Brantley (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Short-Season-A Mahoning Valley on Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Brantley is expected to play five innings for Mahoning Valley on Monday and if all goes well, he will advance to Low-A Lake County on Wednesday and Double-A Akron by the weekend. The 29-year-old has been out of game action since May 9 as he recovers from shoulder and biceps discomfort but appears to be nearing 100 percent. When the outfielder eventually returns to big league action, he'll resume a .231/.279/.282 slash line through 39 major league at-bats this season.