Report: Brantley not expected to return to Indians, has received 3 offers

Michael Brantley has played every game of his major-league career with the Cleveland Indians, but it looks like that streak will come to an end.

The free-agent outfielder is not expected to return to the Indians for an 11th season and has reportedly received offers from the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, according to Paul Hoynes of

Brantley did not receive a $17.9-million qualifying offer from the Indians after the third All-Star campaign of his career.

"Ultimately, the first week of the offseason, as we looked at our path ahead, it wasn’t the best decision to potentially allocate ($17.9) million dollars right now," Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti explained.

The 31-year-old Brantley, who played a combined 101 games from 2016-17 after having shoulder surgery in November 2015, returned to appear in 143 games for Cleveland in 2018.

He wound up hitting .309/.364/.468 with 17 home runs, 36 doubles, and 76 RBIs.

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