He appeared in two Spring Training games before being shut down by shoulder soreness. He hit .310 in 137 games last year and led the American League with 45 doubles.
"He had a real good day today in his checkup," manager Terry Francona said. "We'll know when the season starts. ... Brant's one of the better bats in the league, and we miss that."
Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.