Astros' Michael Brantley undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery


(SportsRadio 610) - Astros left fielder Michael Brantley underwent season-ending shoulder surgery after nearly two months on the injured list.

The team announced Brantley had an arthroscopic labral repair on his right shoulder, which has kept him on the injured list since June 27.

Brantley being sideline, in part, factored into the Astros' decision to trade for Trey Mancini, who has experience in the corner outfield spots and at first base.

Without Brantley, the Astros lose their normal two-hole hitter and a prominent left-handed bat in the lineup. He hit .288 in 64 games with 14 doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI with a .785 OPS prior to being sidelined with the shoulder injury.

Brantley is in the final season of a two-year, $32 million deal with the Astros, so he becomes a free agent after this season.

In four seasons with the Astros, Brantley has been named an All-Star twice, hitting a combined .306 in 379 games and an .832 OPS.

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