On the last day of September, the Cleveland Indians were out of the Posteason race, so they decided to shut down star outfielder Michael Brantley for the season due to a shoulder injury that had be nagging him for parts of the season.
Brantley underwent a procedure to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder with the indication that Brantley would be able to return to the team in mid-April.
But now, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Brantley may not be ready to go until two months into the 2016 season:
Source close to situation says LF Michael Brantley (shoulder surgery in Nov.) might not play until June. Indians say that's not so.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) December 7, 2015
We should have a better indication on where Brantley stands in February when Spring Training starts. The 28-year-old Brantley, who will be 29 in May, batted .310 with 15 home runs and 84 runs batted in on the year to go with 15 stolen bases.
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