"My situation is the same as always, just take advantage of the opportunities that are given to you," Brantly said, per MLB.com. "The rest will fall into place."
Brantly said intends to learn as much as he can from Saltalamacchia and Mathis.
"Like any player, you always have to be a student of the game," Brantly said. "You've always got to try to learn and better yourself, and do what you need to do to better prepare yourself for the season. I plan on learning from both of them as much as I can this spring."
Brantly was sent down following Thursday's game. He's hitting .225/.275/.284 in 204 at-bats. He'll be replaced by Koyie Hill.
"The thing I'm worried about with Mathis is wearing him out, playing him too much," Redmond said, per MLB.com. "Brantly is a guy who has had some good games. And he's had some games where everything has sort of snowballed on him.
"What I'm looking for from him is to eliminate those games where one thing happens bad, and here comes another, then another and another. It's eliminating that kind of snowball effect back there. Hopefully he's able to work on that and get better."
After hitting his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Braves,
"It's been a lot of work this year," Brantly said. "It's been a big learning process for me, as far as putting together consistent at-bats. I really feel like [Tuesday] was one of the first days in a long time where I put together some consistent at-bats. I just want to carry it over."
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|2010||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||52||188||26||48||10||1||1||21||23||22||2||2||.352||.335||.255|
|2011||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||39||146||16||32||6||0||3||18||5||17||0||0||.239||.322||.219|
|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||75||284||42||86||16||1||7||44||24||39||2||2||.366||.440||.303|
|2012||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||36||130||11||33||4||0||0||6||7||25||0||0||.295||.285||.254|
|2012||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||14||52||7||19||4||0||2||11||1||9||0||0||.389||.558||.365|
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