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Indians activate Russell Branyan

Apr 19, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

The Indians are going to activate Russell Branyan from the 15-day DL
before tomorrow’s game in Minnesota and will install him at first base. That means Matt LaPorta
will head to left and rookie Michael Brantley will head down I-71 to beautiful Columbus, Ohio.  Don’t forget to stop at Grandpa’s Cheese Barn at Exit 186, Michael!  Yum!

Brantley is a promising young fellow, but he’s started the season 5 for 32, and that’s not going to cut it, even on a team with little in the way of aspirations like the Indians.  Branyan’s late 2009 and early 2010 injuries are cause for concern, but he says he feels good now, and even if he only has half the power he had for Seattle last year, he’ll improve the Indians’ offense.

  1. Motherscratcher - Apr 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Brantley should absolutely stop at Grandpa’s Cheese Barn. In fact, it’s about time for me to stop at Grandpa’s Cheese barn. If only there was a Pearl Jam concert coming up to use as an excuse to drive to Columbus.

  2. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 19, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    In the vast concrete and asphalt boredom of I-71 between Cleveland and Columbus, Grandpa’s Cheese Barn IS a highlight.
    Captcha–“71 peasants”?

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