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Former Indians OF Brantley Inks Three-Year Pact with Toronto

The Indians could have really used a boost to their outfield this offseason with the likes of a reunion with Michael Brantley, but those dreams are now over.

Brantley, who played with the Tribe from 2009 to 2018, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, who also made a massive signing on Tuesday inking CF George Springer to a six-year deal worth $150 million.

Toronto adding Brantley gives the Jays another boost to their outfield. In 2019 with Houston Brantley hit .311 with 22 homers and 90 runs batted in.

Mostly playing in right field during his Major League career, Brantley is a four-time All-Star and a one-time Silver Slugger Award winner back in 2014 with the Indians when he hit 20 homers and drove in 97 runs.

In 1,051 games in 10 seasons with the Tribe Brantley was a model of consistency before getting hurt in 2016, limiting him to 11 games. He only played in 90 games in 2017 working his way back from the shoulder injury suffered the year before.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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  1. R

    January 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I thought he signed with the Astros !?

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