Michael Brantley (shoulder) might be able to return in late April or early May.
He might be able to return in late April or early May, or he might not return until late May or early June. That guesswork of Paul Hoynes, is not of much help. Once Spring Training rolls around and he gets around the trainers we should have a better update on Michael Brantley's status. Brantley still has not started a hitting program after surgery on his labrum in November. He will surely need to get back in a routine and get his swing back. Last season Brantley hit .310 with 15 HRs, 84 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases. If he can return to last season's form he will be a solid player, but investing in him at this point in time is risky. During his absence Rajai Davis will start in left-field. Analysis: Mike Cahill