The Cleveland Indians got a scare yesterday afternoon when Michael Brantley was injured. He was spiked during the Indians' spring contest against the Oakland Athletics. The injury resulted in stitches, and the team will monitor his wound and decide when it is best for him to get back into games.
Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland says Brantley is listed as day-to-day.
#Indians LF Michael Brantley was spiked sliding into 3B today on his left forearm. Received stitches in Phoenix. He is day-to-day.
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) February 25, 2013
Brantley was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round back in 2005. However, he was eventually dealt to the Indians where he made his Major League debut. Brantley is entering his fifth season with the Indians.
In his career, Brantley is a .274/.329/.376 hitter. Last season, he appeared in a career-high 149 games for the tribe. Brantley has proven himself as a valuable outfielder with the Indians. He is now battling to ensure a spot as a starter with the Indians re-tooled and looking to compete.