LF,RF,DH - HOU
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a home run in Monday's loss. The blast helped in the runs column, but it didn't make much of a difference in the end result as the Astros lost to the Tigers, 6-2.
Brantley is on a tear to start the season, hitting .346 with a 1.201 OPS. Brantley presents an intriguing fantasy option as the 38th outfielder in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.
Michael Brantley (wrist) is back in the Astros' lineup on Thursday against the A's.
Brantley has been sidelined since Saturday due to a nagging wrist. He's hitting second and playing left field tonight, and fantasy managers should feel good about putting him back in their lineups.
Michael Brantley (wrist) is once again absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.
Brantley was hit by a pitch on Saturday and has now missed three straight games. He remains day-to-day for now and fantasy managers are encouraged to stay patient.
As expected, Michael Brantley is out of the lineup on Monday against the Angels with a wrist injury.
Brantley does not sound like he is in danger of going on the IL yet after X-rays of his wrist were negative, but chances are he'll miss Tuesday's game, too, with an off-day Wednesday. Fantasy managers in weekly leagues may want to bench him to avoid a potential headache. Aledmys Diaz will start in left field for the Astros on Monday.
Michael Brantley was hit by a pitch on his right wrist and initially stayed in the game. Brantley played defense but then left the game shortly afterward.
Michael Brantley started off the season red hot entering Saturday's game with four doubles, one home run, four runs, and two RBI with a .667 BA. Hopefully, it's just precautionary and nothing serious for Brantley.