Indians outfielder Michael Brantley underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Monday, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports. Brantley, who had been dealing with chronic biceps tendinitis in his right shoulder, is expected to make a full recovery in four months.
Brantley had shoulder surgery during the past offseason but suffered several setbacks during his rehab in the late spring and early summer. The hope is that this latest procedure will nip the problem in the bud and allow him to bounce back for a full, healthy 2017 season.
Over 11 games this season, brantley hit .231/.279/.282 with a pair of doubles, seven RBI, and five runs scored in 43 plate appearances. Despite his absence, the Indians have persevered, entering Tuesday’s action 67-49, five games ahead of the Tigers in first place in the AL Central.