Indians lose Brantley to DL with ankle sprain

The Indians activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the paternity list and placed him on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Friday) with a right ankle sprain, the club announced on Monday afternoon.

Brantley, who welcomed his third child with his wife, Melissa, on Thursday, has not played since Wednesday, when he went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs in a loss to the Dodgers.

The 30-year-old outfielder was limited to just 11 games in 2016 because of a shoulder injury, but he has bounced back in 2017, batting .296 with five home runs and 28 RBIs in 54 games.

Veteran Austin Jackson figures to replace Brantley in the Indians’ lineup while the veteran outfielder recovers.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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