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Update on Indians OF Michael Brantley

On Wednesday, all pitchers and catchers around MLB have reported to their spring training sites.

It is not necessary for position players for the Indians to report to Spring Training until Sunday, but some players have already made their way to Goodyear, Arizona.

President of baseball operations for the Indians, Chris Antonetti had the following to say about Michael Brantley (who had ankle surgery on his right ankle in October).

During the 2017 season, Brantley hit .299/.357/.444 in 90 games. He had 20 doubles, on triple, nine homers, drove in 52 runs, stole 11 bases (1 caught stealing) and made the All-Star team. He also had a WAR of 2.1.

The Indians are hoping that they have a fully healthy Brantley this year, as the team picked up his option for the 2018 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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