Last Game
Thu, May 19
vs Texas Rangers (17-20)
  • Minute Maid Park
1
Final
5

AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
25-14 7-3 W1
24-16 5-5 L3
17-20 6-4 L1
17-22 4-6 L1
16-24 5-5 L1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .285 3 15 .785 0

Top Michael Brantley News

  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Brantley is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

    Brantley started the past 16 games and will receive a day off after posting an .805 OPS during that stretch. Chas McCormick will shift to left field while Jose Siri starts in center.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Smacks third homer

    Brantley went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Brantley was one of five Astros hitters to go yard in the second inning, and he launched his third home run of the campaign. The performance extended his hitting streak to seven games, during which he's recorded five RBI and six runs scored while hitting .355. For the campaign, Brantley has maintained a .286/.357/.429 line across 141 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Sitting Thursday

    Brantley is out of the lineup for Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Twins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 34-year-old finished out the suspended game from Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs, but he'll take a seat for Thursday's regularly scheduled contest. Chas McCormick will shift to left field in Brantley's place while Jose Siri starts in center.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Drives in two

    Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Brantley singled in his pair of runs in the second inning to put the Astros up 3-0. Two frames later, he hit his fourth double of the season, which was also his first extra-base hit since April 24. Brantley is hitting .282/.330/.400 across his 92 plate appearances this season, though he has only two home runs, eight runs scored and nine RBI.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Hitless in return

    Brantley went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday against the Blue Jays.

    Brantley missed the first two games of Houston's series against Toronto after being placed in the health and safety protocols. He came to bat in the sixth inning with a runner on third base and one out, though he failed to drive in the run by grounding out to shortstop. Brantley has gotten off to a slow start relative to his standards through 80 plate appearances this season, but his .379 xwOBA suggests his skills remain intact.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Back in action Sunday

    Brantley (illness) will serve as Houston's designated hitter and No. 2 batter in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Brantley will make his way back to the starting nine after a two-game absence while he dealt with a non-COVID-19-related illness. With the veteran having since cleared all protocols related to the virus, he'll be eased back into the lineup in a non-defensive role. With two home runs, eight runs, seven RBI and no stolen bases through 17 games this season, Brantley has been a modest producer in the counting categories, but his .290 average has been a boon for fantasy managers in a year where batting averages have cratered league-wide.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Not starting Saturday

    Brantley (health and safety protocols) isn't starting Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Brantley was scratched from Friday's lineup against Toronto due to health and safety protocols, and he'll remain out of the starting nine a day later. The 34-year-old is in the clubhouse prior to Saturday's matchup, so it's possible that he'll be available off the bench if needed.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Status murky after Friday's scratch

    Manager Dusty Baker said after Friday's game that he is unsure if Brantley (health and safety protocols) will be available for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    He was scratched from Friday's lineup, but the Astros have used the "health and safety protocols" as cover for anything from non-COVID illnesses to positive tests this season, so it's possible Brantley could just be day-to-day. Jose Siri entered the lineup in his place.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Scratched due to protocols

    Brantley was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays due to health and safety protocols, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Chas McCormick will shift to center field while Jose Siri enters the lineup in center field. It's unclear whether Brantley will be day-to-day as he goes through testing or if he will be placed on the COVID-19 injured list.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Day off Tuesday

    Brantley will sit Tuesday against Texas, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Brantley hits the bench for just the second time this season. He's gotten off to a strong start at the plate, hitting .311/.364/.459 with a pair of homers. Chas McCormick will shift to left field in his absence, with Jose Siri starting in center.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Goes deep in win

    Brantley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Blue Jays.

    Brantley drilled his second homer of the year in the fourth inning Sunday, knocking Yusei Kikuchi out of the contest in the process. He's 11-for-28 (.393) with two long balls and five RBI over his last seven games. The veteran outfielder is slashing .316/.361/.474 through 62 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Tallies three hits

    Brantley went 3-for-4 with a run scored Saturday against Toronto.

    All three of Brantley's hits went for singles, and he came around to score in the first inning on an Alex Bregman home run. Brantley has remained consistent early this season, hitting .302/.351/.396 across 57 plate appearances. He's hit particularly well of late, delivering three multi-hit performances in his last six starts.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Clubs first homer

    Brantley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 7-2 loss to Seattle on Sunday.

    Brantley smacked a two-run homer to right off Seattle starter Matt Brash in the sixth inning to account for both of Houston's runs before tacking on a single in the eighth. In addition to the long ball being Brantley's first, it was his first extra-base hit in five games as he's slashing .273/.333/.424 in the early going.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Brantley is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels.

    Manager Dusty Baker noted that he plans to give his veterans regular days off early in the season, and Brantley's absence from the lineup falls in line with that plan. Jose Siri will start in Brantley's absence while playing in center field and hitting first.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
Age: 35
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: L, L