WASHINGTON (AP) Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley saw a specialist for his right shoulder injury and has symptoms consistent with chronic biceps tendinitis.
The team announced Tuesday that Brantley experienced a recurrence of shoulder problems while working through hitting activities last week.
Brantley saw Dr. Stephen O'Brien at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York, the Indians said.
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Manager Terry Francona wasn't ready to rule out Brantley returning this season, but said the focus is on the 29-year-old's long-term health.
Brantley has been on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation since May 10. He has appeared in only 11 games this season.