Kluber recalled, Bourn placed on disabled list
April 17, 2013
On Wednesday afternoon the Cleveland Indians announced that right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and outfielder Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lacerated right index finger (retroactive to April 15).
Kluber has made two starts with Columbus this year (12.1IP, 14H, 9R/ER, 1-1 record) and was with the Indians last week from April 10-12 but did not appear in a game. He is expected to pitch out of the bullpen in long relief.
Bourn suffered his finger injury sliding into first base in the 8th inning on Sunday against the White Sox and is beginning just his second career stint on the Major League disabled list (first since 2007). He is hitting .333 (14-for-45) with 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR & 2 RBI in 10 games and is currently tied for 10th in the AL in extra base hits (7) and 15th in OPS (.975).
Kluber did not spend the required 10 days in the minors to be recalled, but because of Bourn going on the disabled list the ten-day rule did not apply. Also, while he will initially work out of the bullpen, these should raise some eyebrows as a possible setup to replace the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez in the starting rotation very soon.
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