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Indians OF Michael Brantley Has Shoulder Surgery

2015 was a tough season for Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, who suffered with a number of injuries throughout the season.

Today, the Indians announced the 2014 All-Star had surgery on his right shoulder, and he should be ready for game activity in 5-6 months. The 2016 season starts on April 4th at home against the Boston Red Sox.

Brantley had arthroscopic right shoulder surgery this morning in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Craig Morgan performed the procedure to repair a small tear in the labrum of Brantley’s non-throwing shoulder.

The 28-year-old last season hit .310 last season in 137 games, hitting 15 homers and driving in 84 runs.

Brantley’s final game of 2015 was September 23rd against the Twins. In that game he jammed his shoulder on a diving attempt to catch a triple by Aaron Hicks that scored the Twins first run.

The outfielder dealt with back issues in 2015 that he was able to fight though, and also got a couple days off in August for a sore left shoulder.

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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