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Cleveland Indians' Elliot Johnson throws to first after fielding a ground out by Texas Rangers' Brent Lillibridge in the third inning of a spring training game in March 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn (from left) Jason Kipnis and Jason Giambi laugh during spring training practice in Goodyear, Ariz.in Feb. 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cleveland Indians' Jason Giambi signs autographs for fans during spring training practice in Goodyear, Ariz.in Feb. 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
GOODYEAR, Ariz.: Indians outfielder Michael Brantley participated in regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury.