• Indians' Brantley spiked, gets stitches in arm

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 26, 2013
    It covered the area where Brantley got 15 stitches following a play in which he was accidentally spiked by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson on Monday. The Cleveland left fielder needed stitches in his left forearm after being spiked Monday during the Indians' 14-10 win over the Oakland Athletics "I don't know how many stitches and you never like any injury, but in this case there was some relief on my part," Indians manager Terry Francona said. Brantley's injury dampened a win that made the Indians 5-0 in exhibition play under their new manager. A's third baseman Josh Donaldson gathered the ball near the pitcher's mound and raced Brantley to the bag, stepping on his arm as he applied the tag. He walked off the field moments later, his arm dangling at his side. Though he was tagged out by Donaldson, the hit gave him an .833 batting average with four doubles and two RBIs in three exhibition games.
    Source: ESPN.com

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