April 17, 2014

MLB News: Indians send Corey Kluber to 15-day DL

Adding injury to insult, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is being called a right long finger sprain.

Kluber reportedly suffered the injury Monday night in Cleveland’s 4-2 loss to Detroit in Progressive Field. So far this season, Corey is 7-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 21 games (122 innings, 120 hits, 48 earned runs, 26 walks, 116 strikeouts). For the month of July, Kluber held opposing hitters to a .584 OPS. Despite his successes, Kluber has managed to record just one win in his last seven starts.This marks his first career stint on the disabled list.

Taking Kluber’s spot on the active roster is right-handed relief pitcher Matt Langwell. Langwell has split the 2013 season between Columbus and Cleveland and is beginning his third stint with the Indians.  With the Indians he is 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA in five relief appearances over two stints in June. Over 5 1/3 innings, he has allowed five hits and three earned runs while striking out six and walking two.

At Columbus, Langwell has gone 3-3 with two saves and a 2.64 ERA in 34 games.

[Related: Tigers 4, Indians 2: Kluber’s gem goes for naught as Perez implodes]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    This right here is why I was looking to add a SP at the trade deadline. Now most likely it’ll be between Salazar, Bauer and possibly Carrasco.

  • woofersus

    Well, maybe Salazar will make a couple of starts more than expected.

  • typo

    And with Salazar likely on an innings limit, we may be in trouble.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Ironically prior to the deadline I said as long as everyone stayed healthy for the starters but now you see you can never have enough pitching. Maybe the Indians will do what Matt Dunderwood said and that is check the scrap heap known as waivers for a starter. Ugh. This after Don DiMaggio Kelly helps Detroit take it’s second straight.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    And the hits just keep on coming!

  • ToxicToast

    I went to the Clippers’ game last night where Bauer was the starting pitcher. It looked like he was even struggling to command his warm-up pitches. If we’re still trying to at least win the second wild card I don’t think he can be considered a real option for the rotation.

  • Natedawg86

    If he keeps pitching like that, let him keep going