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Michael Brantley departs with right ankle sprain on Sunday

Michael Brantley exited in the bottom of the fourth inning with a sprained right ankle after attempting to beat out a swinging bunt just past the catcher on Sunday afternoon.

In the midst of Mike Clevinger's successful 2017 debut was a concerning sight for the Cleveland Indians and their oft-injured left fielder.

Michael Brantley reportedly left Sunday's game in the home half of the fourth frame with a sprained right ankle. The severity of the injury remains unknown as the 29-year-old did not receive any action defensively but did hustle out a 2-3 putout on a bang-bang play at first base.

Manager Terry Francona replaced Brantley with Lonnie Chisenhall in right field while Abraham Almonte shifted to left field.

Updates and further details pertaining to the injury will be released when they are announced.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.


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