Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley left the Indians game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle of the third inning after feeling some soreness in his right hamstring, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Michael Brantley just left game after top of third inning. Ryan Spilborghs in CF. No reason given. #Indians— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 19, 2012
With Grady Sizemore set to begin the season on the disabled list, Brantley is expected to take his spot in the outfield and in the lineup. Brantley hit .266 with seven home runs and 46 RBI in 114 games last season.
Sizemore underwent a microdiscectomy, a surgery to remove herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
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