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Myers placed on DL, Nieve called up from Columbus

Myers placed on DL, Nieve called up from Columbus
April 21, 2013
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The Indians have placed right-hander Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with a right arm injury and have called up right-hander Fernando Nievefrom Triple-A Columbus.

Myers has been dealing with tendonitis in his right flexor tendon since spring training. His performance has suffered as a result, and his velocity was down about 5 MPH in his start on Friday. He was sent to Cleveland for an MRI, and while the results of that MRI are unknown at this time the Indians likely felt it best to shut him down for two weeks to see if rest helps while they assess his health.

Nieve, 30, has appeared in three games for Triple-A Columbus going 0-1 with a 1.38 ERA, and in 13.0 innings has allowed 10 hits, 4 walks and has 17 strikeouts. He brings with him a ton of experience as this season makes the 13th season he has pitched in the minors and over that time he has compiled a 58-48 record, 4.08 ERA, 3.3 BB/9 and 8.4 K/9 in 200 appearances. He also has significant experience at the Major League level pitching in 99 games and piling up an 8-11 record, 4.61 ERA, 4.1 BB/9, and 6.9 K/9.

Right-hander Corey Kluber has been inserted into the rotation and will start on Wednesday. Nieve was not on the 40-man roster, but no roster move was needed since the Indians are at 39 players since Mitch Albers is on the restricted list and does not count toward the roster. Albers is expected to be activated on Monday or Tuesday, so this could be a short callup for Nieve, although a poor outing by Ubaldo Jimenez today could align Nieve as Jimenez's possible short term replacement.

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User Comments

John n.
April 27, 2013 - 8:56 AM EDT
Is carrasco really only 26? He's been in the minors since 2004. And does anyone think he's ready this year? He's throwing 95 and dominating at triple a. If not now then never - he'd have to be considered quad a after this.
Tony
April 22, 2013 - 8:14 AM EDT
Injury bug definitely having a hand in the Indians' early struggles.....though the starting pitching still is the main issue. Thankfully, the rest of the division is more or less playing so-so right now.
Bill Maltby
April 22, 2013 - 6:55 AM EDT
Man, you really need a score card this year. lets just hope that with all the new players they get comfortable with each other. we got a lot of quality players to blend together. Once everyone calms down we will start kicking BUTT!!!

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