CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – With Brett Myers ailing with right elbow inflammation, the Indians today announced he’s headed for the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to April 20.
The team in his place has called up right-handed pitcher Fernando Nieve from AAA Columbus.
The 30-year-old Neive is making his first appearance at the Major League level since July of 2010 with the Mets.
After signing with Cleveland in the off-season, the non-roster invitee went 0-1 with a 1.38ERA in 3 games/1 start (13.0IP, 10H, 3R/2ER, 4BB, 17K, .217AVG) after beginning the campaign with Columbus.
As for Myers, his time with the Indians has been rough. He is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in 4 games/3 starts this season (21.1IP, 29H, 19R/ER, 5BB, 12K, 10HR, .319AVG).
He has been shut down indefinitely with right elbow inflammation and will be examined today in Cleveland by team doctors.
As far as Myers’ spot in the rotation, it will go to righty Corey Kluber. He was last night’s winning pitcher, and will be set to start on Wednesday, April 24th in Chicago vs. the White Sox.