FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Michael Brantley is not in the Indians starting lineup on Sunday.

After a 3-for-30 run at the plate recently, Brantley is getting a day off mandated by manager Terry Francona. It's a rare slump for Brantley who has been having an outstanding breakout season, so there's nothing to worry about. He's probably tired, nothing more than that. He should be able to pick himself up easily and get back on-track. Mike Aviles will fill in at left field for Sunday's action.ANALYST: Howard Bender