Brantley undergoes MRI after ankle injury

Brantley undergoes MRI after ankle injury

DETROIT -- Michael Brantley's status remains as day to day after twisting his left ankle in the ninth inning of Thursday's win over the Royals.

Brantley flew back to Cleveland to have his ankle examined and underwent an MRI on Friday afternoon.

"He's in the tubes right now as we speak," Indians manager Manny Acta said before Friday's series opener against the Tigers. "He's getting an MRI. After they review that, then we will find out more. He did test very good over there with the doctors in Cleveland. He has minimal swelling in his ankle. Obviously, the MRI will show things that you can't test with your hands or your eyes. We are waiting on that."

Acta said the club will make a decision on what to do with Brantley after reviewing the results of his MRI. More concerning for the Indians is the fact that he's had problems with his left ankle in the past.

He's been hot for Cleveland, too. Brantley is batting .327 (16-for-49) in 12 games since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Aug. 6.