LF,RF,DH - FA
Jayson Stark of the Athletic is reporting that the White Sox are not out on signing free agent OF Michael Brantley.
The White Sox recently signed free agent OF Adam Eaton to a contract Tuesday, but are not out on striking a deal with Brantley. He was also rumored to sign with the Yankees if they are unable to retain DJ LeMahieu. The 33-year-old slashed .300/.364/.476 with five home runs, 22 RBI, 24 runs scored and two stolen bases over 187 plate appearances for the Astros in 2020. Brantley is one of the top hitters in the free agent market and will produce for fantasy managers wherever he signs this Offseason.
Michael Brantley, who is a free agent, is drawing some interest from the New York Yankees, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
Olney stated that the Yankees need more left-handed batting but that Brantley is a "Plan B" option if they're unable to re-sign DJ LeMahieu. It's unlikely the club signs both players and New York has been adamant about bringing LeMahieu back. Brantley was steady as ever for the Astros in 2020 with a .300/.364/.476 triple slash line to with five home runs and 22 RBI over 170 at-bats. He'll make for a great value in fantasy leagues, regardless of where he ends up signing this winter.
Michael Brantley is serving as the Astros' designated hitter in Thursday's ALCS Game 5 after fouling a ball off his foot in Game 4.
Brantley was sent for X-rays but is feeling good enough to serve as Houston's designated hitter for this one. The Astros have to win three more in a row to avoid being sent home in this best-of-seven.
Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brantley took Ryan Yarbrough deep in the sixth inning to reduce the Rays lead 5-2. It was his third long ball of the postseason. The Astros are on the brink of elimination as they are down 3-0 to the Rays in the ALCS. Brantley has produced this postseason, hitting .342 (13-for-38) with three home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored over eight games.
Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and three runs as the Astros blew out the A's 11-6 in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday.
Brantley had a day at the plate, smacking two homers in Houston's lopsided win over the A's. He took Frankie Montas deep for a two-run blast in the bottom of the fourth to put the Astros on the board. He then added a solo shot off J.B. Wendelken in the fifth inning for his second long ball of the game. The 33-year old is having a fantastic postseason, slashing .346/.393/.654 with two home runs and seven RBI over 26 at-bats. Houston awaits the winner of the Rays-Yankees series as they advance to their fourth-consecutive ALCS.