The Cleveland Indians have placed 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Michael Brantley on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder fatigue. Brantley had surgery on that shoulder over the winter. He might have come back to quickly, so the Indians will give him a break for a couple of weeks to heal. Brantley has played in 11 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 9 for 39 (.231 avg, .561 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Brantley has now played in 818 games in his first 8 years with the Indians and he is 918 of 3,147 (.292 avg, .769 OPS) with 407 runs scored, 61 homers, 400 RBIs and 95 stolen bases. The Indians need Brantley’s bat, but they can’t afford to bring him back until he is fully healthy.