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Michael Brantley back in Cleveland's lineup after being out with concussion

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CLEVELAND — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has returned to the lineup after being sidelined with a concussion.

PHOTO: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving hugs Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley (23) after a ceremonial pitch before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, June 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving hugs Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley (23) after a ceremonial pitch before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, June 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Brantley was injured trying to break up a double play sliding into second base in the third inning Monday against the Los Angeles Angels. He left that game an inning later because of discomfort in his head and neck, and the concussion was diagnosed the following day.

Brantley missed the next two games and singled as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning Friday against Detroit.

Brantley is batting .326 and leads the team with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs. He's also second in the majors with eight outfield assists.

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