Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has had successful surgery to repair a sports hernia. On Thursday, Brantley underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia on the left side of his abdomen an injury that bothered him in the second half. "I'm very proud of that," Brantley said at the end of the season. Brantley will begin therapy next week in Florida and he is not expected to be restricted once he begins his offseason conditioning program. From May 20-June 15, Brantley turned in a 22-game hitting streak that helped him cruise through the rest of the season, offensively. The 30-minute procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia and requires a recovery period of approximately three to six weeks.