Outfielder Michael Brantley not expected to get $17.9M qualifying offer from Indians, ESPN reports

Posted: 1:43 PM, Nov 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-02 19:42:31Z

The Cleveland Indians are not expected to give outfielder Michael Brantley a $17.9 million qualifying offer by the deadline on Friday, ESPN reports.

Brantley was out most of the 2016 and 2017 season with injuries. He hit .309 with 17 homers and 76 RBI's this year.

Based on the rules of qualifying offers, if Brantley signs for $50 million or more, the team gets a pick in the 2019 MLB draft, ESPN reports.