Michael Brantley Injury: Updates on Indians OF's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

Tim DanielsFeatured Columnist

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 5, 2015. The Pirates won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley had been out all season due to offseason shoulder surgery, but he's ready to return. 

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Brantley Active vs. Twins

Tuesday, April 26

The Indians announced Brantley is starting in left field and batting fourth in Tuesday's game against Minnesota. 

Brantley Activated from DL 

Monday, April 25

The Indians announced Brantley was brought on to the active roster, with pitcher Carlos Carrasco being placed on the disabled list as part of the move.

Brantley's Bat Crucial to Cleveland Offense 

Brantley is one of the Indians' most dangerous hitters. He's steadily developed into a consistent offensive force since breaking into the big leagues in 2009. Now in his prime, he typically provides Cleveland with All-Star-level production across the board.

He suffered a shoulder injury during the latter stages of last season, which forced him to undergo surgery for a torn labrum. It's the type of issue that needed a chance to fully heal.