GOODYEAR, Ariz.: Michael Brantley is likely to miss 10 days after he sustained a deep cut near his left elbow, when he was spiked sliding into third base Mpnday.

   ""We definitley want it to heal properly,'' manager Terry Francona said this morning. ""He probably will be out about 10 days. It's not going to alter anything. It just gave him a little scare.''

    Brantley was taken to a Good Samaritan Hospital after the incident and took five internal stitches and 10 external stitches.