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Michael Brantley

Indians' Brantley could be shut down with sore shoulder

CLEVELAND _ The Indians are nearing elimination from postseason contention, and one the faces of franchise is close to being potentially shut down for the remainder of the season.tmpplchld Left fielder Michael Brantley has been dealing with a sore right shoulder since he injured it trying to make a diving catch in a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sept. 22. Brantley also missed some time in August with a sore left shoulder.tmpplchld He was out of the lineup Tuesday night as the Indians gather more information. Brantley is being looked at by an orthopedic doctor and the team will re-evaluate him on Wednesday. When asked if the team would consider shutting him down for the...