CLEVELAND -- Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has returned to his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., to be with wife Melissa for the birth of their first child.
Manager Terry Francona isn't sure how long Brantley, the Indians' everyday left fielder, will be away from the club.
Brantley is batting .278 with with eight home runs, 59 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 132 games.
Brantley was in the clubhouse before batting practice Friday when he decided to leave. Jason Kubel moved from right to left and Drew Stubbs started in right.