At 37-10, the Cleveland Indians have baseball's best record since Aug. 1, and they've done that without one of their best hitters. Left fielder Michael Brantley has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a right ankle injury.

On Wednesday afternoon the Indians announced on update on Brantley, and it all but confirms he will not be ready in time for the postseason.

The regular season ends in 12 days. Once he starts running, Brantley still has to go through the process of getting his timing back at the plate. Seems like the best case scenario would be getting him back for the ALCS, should the Indians advance? We'll see.