Astros sign veteran OF Brantley to 1-year, $12M deal

HOUSTON (AP) — Veteran outfielder Michael Brantley has signed a one-year, $12 million deal  to remain with the Houston Astros after missing more than half of last season with a shoulder injury. The 2023 season will be Brantley’s fifth with the Astros. Last season he hit .288 with 14 doubles, five homers and 26 RBIs in 64 games before going on the injured list with a right shoulder injury that eventually required surgery. Brantley said Wednesday that he is progressing well since the August surgery but that he won’t start hitting until mid-January.

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