Cleveland OF Michael Brantley was cut on his left forearm while sliding into third base in a spring training game against the Oakland A’s. Brantley apparently was cut by the spikes of the A’s player covering third. Having made the third out, Brantley did not take the field in the next half inning.
Reports coming from Arizona indicate that Brantley received stitches for the injury, and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Indians manager Terry Francona on the injury-
“They took him to Good Samaritan and stitched him up and he was sent back to Goodyear. His forearm was sliced up pretty good.”
Brantley went 1 for 2 on the day before sustaining the injury. The Indians won the game 14-10 to push their spring record to 5-0. Raburn continued his hot streak going 2 for 3, but did not homer again today.
Masterson, Jimenez and Pestano all pitched well for the Indians today.