Indians’ Brantley has shoulder surgery, out for 4 months

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say outfielder Michael Brantley had surgery on his right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery in four months.

Brantley had had surgery in November after suffering a torn labrum. He underwent a 45-minute procedure Monday in Dallas to address chronic bicep tendinitis in his shoulder. The Indians say the labrum is intact and the remainder of the shoulder joint looked good.

Brantley played in only 11 games for the AL Central leaders. He began the season on the disabled list and was activated in late April but returned to the DL on May 10. Brantley attempted to return several times, but the shoulder still bothered him when he tried to hit.

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