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May 15, 2021 03:08 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brantley will get a day to rest after being in the lineup for six consecutive days. Aledmys Diaz will bat second and take over in left field as the Astros take on Dane Dunning.

May 8, 2021 03:28 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Day off Saturday
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Brantley isn't starting Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brantley went 2-for-12 with two runs and a walk in the last three games. Aledmys Diaz will take over in left field and bat second.

May 5, 2021 01:24 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Swats third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees.

His shot off Domingo German helped the Astros tie the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning, but the team's offense went cold the rest of the way. Brantley hadn't gone yard since April 12, but he was hardly unproductive during his 17-game homerless drought. On the season, he's hitting .327 with three home runs, seven RBI and 18 runs in 25 contests.

May 1, 2021 12:52 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Four hits in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI in Friday's 9-2 win over the Rays.

All four hits were singles, as Brantley paced a 15-hit attack by the Astros. The veteran outfielder wraps up a strong April hitting .345 with two homers, five RBI and 17 runs through 22 games.

April 29, 2021 02:32 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley isn't starting Thursday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Brantley's six-game hitting streak came to an end Wednesday when he went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in a win over Seattle. Aledmys Diaz will take over in left field and bat fifth.

April 25, 2021 07:36 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Laces three doubles Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 3-for-3 with a walk, three doubles and four runs scored in Saturday's 16-2 rout of the Angels.

The two-baggers came off three different pitchers, as Brantley and the Astros offense made quick work of whoever was on the mound for the Angels. Remarkably, it's already the second time this season the veteran outfielder has rapped three doubles in a game. Brantley has five multi-hit performances in the past nine games, boosting his slash line on the season to .338/.377/.600 with 12 of his 22 hits going for extra bases (nine doubles, a triple and two homers).

April 21, 2021 03:36 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Tallies three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to Colorado.

Houston managed only five hits in the contest, and Brantley was responsible for three of them. He picked up his third three-hit game of the campaign while taking his first walk since Opening Day. Brantley has been solid contributor near the top of the lineup this season, slashing .327/.365/.592 across 52 plate appearances.

April 18, 2021 11:20 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Doubles, scores in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Mariners.

Brantley scored the game's lone run in the fourth inning, coming in on a single by Taylor Jones. He's been dropped from second to third in the batting order since Houston placed several regulars, including Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez, on the COVID-19 protocols list. With much of the team's offensive firepower unavailable, Brantley's bat is needed more than ever.

April 13, 2021 11:44 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Hits second home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Tigers.

Brantley, who launched his second homer of the season in the eighth inning, was one of the few offensive bright spots for the Astros, who were shut down for seven innings by promising young starter Casey Mize. Brantley has gone 3-for-17 in the four games since returning from a wrist injury.

April 9, 2021 08:08 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Singles in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 1-for-4 in Thursday's 6-2 win over Oakland.

This was Brantley's first appearance since last Saturday when he was hit by a pitch on the wrist. He was back in a familiar spot, batting second between Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman.

April 8, 2021 05:44 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley (wrist) is starting Thursday's game against Oakland, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brantley sat out the last three games after he was hit by a pitch Saturday, but he'll play left field and bat second for Thursday's series opener against the Athletics. The veteran went 6-for-9 with a home run, four doubles, two RBI and five runs in the first three games of the year.

April 6, 2021 03:04 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley (wrist) will remain on the bench Tuesday against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brantley was hit by a pitch Saturday against Oakland and has yet to return to the field. Previous reports indicated that the Astros were hopeful he could return Tuesday, but the chances of that decreased after he was unable to take batting practice Monday. Brantley still appears in good shape to avoid a trip to the injured list, as manager Dusty Baker said that the veteran may be available off the bench to pinch run and play defense, according to Rome. With an off day coming Wednesday, Brantley will turn his focus to rejoining the lineup Thursday against Oakland.

April 6, 2021 03:36 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: No BP on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley (wrist) did not take batting practice Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brantley reportedly improved Monday after a taking a pitch off his right wrist during Saturday's game in Oakland, but he still wasn't well enough to take BP. The Astros are holding out hope that he can play Tuesday, but manager Dusty Baker acknowledged they won't "force it." With a day off coming Wednesday, Baker may hold out Brantley until Thursday's home opener against Oakland. Aledmys Diaz started in left field Monday after Chas McCormick filled in Sunday.

April 5, 2021 02:56 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Could rejoin lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astros manager Dusty Baker said he expects Brantley (wrist) to avoid the injured list, but the outfielder may not be ready to rejoin the lineup until Tuesday versus the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Baker said that Brantley "dodged a major bullet" when he was struck on the wrist by a pitch in Saturday's win over the Athletics, as the 33-year-old was able to avoid any structural damage. He'll be held out of Sunday's series finale, however, and based on Baker's comments, Brantley doesn't seem likely to make it back Monday for the first of two games versus the Angels. The Astros play only five games during the upcoming week, so fantasy managers may be best off keeping Brantley out of their lineups with the knowledge that he'll likely miss at least one of those contests.

April 4, 2021 01:52 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Won't start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley (wrist) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Brantley will get some additional time off to recover after he was removed from Saturday's 9-1 win with a sore right wrist. Fortunately for Brantley, initial X-rays on his wrist returned negative, so he'll be considered day-to-day heading into a two-game set with the Angels that begins Monday. Chas McCormick will pick up a start in left field in place of Brantley on Sunday.

April 3, 2021 06:16 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: X-rays negative after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley had X-rays come back negative on his right wrist after being hit by a pitch Saturday against the Athletics, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

The 33-year-old initially stayed in the game after being struck by the pitch, though he was removed for his next at-bat. Brantley appears to have avoided a serious injury, but he could still receive a couple days off depending how his wrist responds to treatment.

April 3, 2021 05:00 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Exits early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley left Saturday's game against the Athletics after getting hit by a pitch in the right wrist, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brantley initially remained in the game to run the bases and played half an inning in the field, but he was hit for in his next at-bat. The severity of the injury is not yet clear. Chas McCormick replaced him Saturday and could see some starts in his absence should Brantley be forced to miss an extended period.

April 3, 2021 07:28 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Swinging hot stick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 9-5 win over the Athletics.

Brantley's off to the races to open the season, going 6-for-9 with a home run, two RBI and four runs scored over the first two games. Sitting ahead of Alex Bregman in the order should provide plenty of good pitches for Brantley.

April 2, 2021 06:00 PM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Smashes solo shot in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 3-for-4 with a solo homer while scoring twice in Thursday's victory over the Athletics.

Brantley smashed a solo shot in the eighth inning following his single and double earlier in the game. The 33-year-old has been nothing but productive since coming to Houston, and that appears likely to continue this season.

March 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Astros' Michael Brantley: Knocks in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brantley went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Monday's spring game against the Mets.

Brantley's batting a middling .235 (8-for-34) this spring, but he leads Houston with seven RBI. Since joining the team, Brantley has been a clutch performer, as he's hit .347 (60-for-173) and knocked in 83 runs with runners in scoring position since 2019. Brantley will be Houston's everyday left fielder while batting third or fourth, where RBI opportunities should be plentiful.

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