Indians’ Brantley out for season with hand injury



CLEVELAND (AP) — Bad news on the injury front continues to pile up for the Cleveland Indians.

Outfielder Michael Brantley will have surgery to remove part of the hamate bone in his right hand and will miss the rest of the season. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list before Sunday’s game against Kansas City.

Brantley played with tendinitis in his wrist for several weeks, but the soreness subsided with treatment and rest. However, he recently felt pain in his hand and was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday. Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said tests revealed the fractured bone and that the normal recovery process takes six to nine weeks.

Brantley, the Indians’ leadoff hitter, batted .266 with seven homers and 46 RBIs in 114 games.