Sunday's MRI and exam of Brett Myers' right elbow in Cleveland revealed tendinitis and a mild strain (tear) of the ulnar collateral ligament. Myers won't be able to throw for two weeks. The Indians placed Myers on the disabled list Sunday after watching him pitch five innings in a 3-2 loss to Houston on Friday. Corey Kluber has taken his spot in the starting rotation and will start Wednesday against Chicago. In four appearances, Myers is 0-3 with a 8.02 ERA. He has allowed the most homers (10) and earned runs (19) in the big leagues this year. He is the first pitcher in history, according to Elias Sports Bureau, to surrender 10 homers in his first four appearances with a new team. The three runs Myers allowed in Friday's loss came on consecutive homers in the second inning. In the fifth inning, Myers velocity dropped about 5 mph on all his pitches after he gave up a leadoff single. Manager Terry Francona, pitching coach Brett Myers and Lonnie Soloff, Indians head athletic trainer, rushed to the mound to see if he was all right. Myers retired the next three batters, but was done for the night. After the game, he told reporters he'd been suffering from tendinitis in his flexor tendon since spring training. On Saturday the Indians said they were sending Myers to Cleveland to get an MRI on his elbow. When Kluber pitches Wednesday, he'll be the Indians' eight different starter.
Cleveland Indians' RHP Brett Myers has strained ligament in elbow, won't throw for 2 weeks
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Apr 22