Injury Update On Houston Astros Michael Brantley

When asked on Saturday, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters that he wasn't sure if Michael Brantley has started hitting yet or if he'll be ready for Opening Day.

However, Jeff Bagwell, who has been active in the organization's front office during their search for a new general manager, seemed optimistic that Brantley will be ready for the start of the season.

The thirty-five-year-old re-signed with the Astros last month after being limited to just 64 games last season before undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

He still slashed a healthy .288/.370/.416, with five home runs, 26 RBIs, one stolen base and 28 runs scored last season.

The Astros will likely be cautious with his workload during spring training, but it's looking like we'll be seeing Brantley for Opening Day.

Brantley is entering his 15th major-league season.
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