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Michael Brantley hits Live Batting Practice during Indians Spring Training

On Monday, Michael Brantley hit live batting practice for the first time in Spring Training.

Indians reporter for Jordan Bastian reported that Brantley had 3 at-bats, 2 being against Josh Tomlin and 1 against Dan Otero.

Michael Brantley had this to say about hitting live batting practice:

“It was good. Another stepping stone. Another progression. It went well.”

Indians manager Terry Francona had this to say about Michael Brantley hitting live batting practice today in the tweet below

Brantley missed most of the 2016 season and is looking to come back for a healthy 2017 season.


Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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