Indians’ Brantley out with wrist injury



CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will miss a few games with an injured right wrist.

Brantley has been bothered by soreness in his wrist for more than a week. Manager Manny Acta said Brantley, who is batting .270 in 106 games, visited Dr. Thomas Graham, a renowned hand specialist. Acta said the Indians medical staff does not think Brantley will need to go on the disabled list, and the team is hopeful rest will help it improve.

The Indians are already thin in the outfield with both Shin-Soo Choo (broken thumb) and Grady Sizemore (bruised knee) on the disabled list.

Choo took batting practice with the Indians on Wednesday after playing two games in the minor leagues. He has reported no problems and believes he could be activated next week.