As expected, center fielder Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a spike wound on his right index finger. The Indians called up Corey Kluber from Class AAA Columbus to take his spot on the 25-man roster. Kluber is a starter, but he could have been promoted to offer some protection to the bullpen, which pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Boston. The Indians also need a starter Saturday in Houston. In two starts with Columbus, Kluber is 1-1 with a 6.57 ERA (nine earned runs in 12 1/3 innings). Kluber was supposed to pitch for the Tribe against the Yankees on April 10, but the game was rained out and he was optioned to Columbus. Bourn was injured sliding head first into first base on Sunday in the ninth inning. Chicago closer Matt Thornton, trying to step on first base to retire Bourn, spiked Bourn instead. Bourn said he'll be idle for at least 10 days. He's hitting .333 (14-for-45) with four doubles, one triples, two homers and two RBI in 10 games. Drew Stubbs has replaced him in center field and the leadoff spot.
Cleveland Indians put Michael Bourn on 15-day DL; recall RHP Corey Kluber
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Apr 17