Indians’ Brantley to have season-ending shoulder surgery
CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, who has played in only 11 games this season for the AL Central leaders, will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Monday.
Brantley had surgery in November and began the season on the disabled list. He was activated in late April but returned to the DL on May 10 with biceps tendinitis.
Brantley has attempted to return several times but was shut down with soreness in the shoulder while he was hitting. He received two cortisone shots and underwent a procedure to remove scar tissue, but the shoulder didn’t progress enough for him to return.
Brantley hit .327 in 2014, when he finished third in the AL MVP balloting. Brantley batted .310 and led the league in doubles last season. He suffered a torn labrum diving for a fly ball in September.