Indians place McAllister on DL, recall House and more
To make room for them on the active 25-man roster they have placed right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister on the 15-day Disabled List with a low back strain and optioned left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett to Columbus. To make room on the 40-man roster for Lowe they have transferred outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
House, 24, was recently with the club from May 17-19, making his Major League debut on May 17 in relief vs. Oakland (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K). Around his three-day stint with Cleveland he has gone 1-2 with a 2.40 ERA in 7 starts for Columbus (41.1 IP, 35 H, 12R/11ER, 11 BB, 34 K, .235 AVG). His 2.40 ERA currently ranks 9th in the International League.
Lowe, 30, has spent the entire season to date with the Clippers, going 1-1 with 8 saves and a 3.86 ERA in 16 relief appearances (16.1 IP, 16 H, 7 ER, 8 BB, 21 K, .246 AVG). He is currently 4th in the International League in saves (8) and he has not allowed an earned run over his last 7 games (7.0 IP, 4 H, 1R/0ER, 3 BB, 10 K). On the year he is averaging 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, has limited left-handed batters to a .212 (7-33) average against and a .174 (4-23) mark with runners in scoring position. Signed on April 3 by Cleveland, the Sugar Land, TX native was a non-roster invitee with Tampa Bay this spring (0.87 ERA, 7 G, 10.1 IP, 11 H, 1 ER, 12 K).
McAllister has gone 3-4 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 starts for Cleveland in 2014 (47.1 IP, 53 H, 34R/31ER, 19 BB, 43 K) and is beginning his second career stint on the Major League DL.
Worst news is tony Plush to the 60-day. didn't think his injury was that bad.