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The Cleveland Indians announced today that SP Brett Myers has elbow tendonitis and a mild UCL sprain-
RHP BRETT MYERS has been diagnosed w/R elbow tendonitis & mild UCL sprain.Will not throw for 2 weeks.Can resume throwing when symptom-free
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 22, 2013
The best case for the Indians? Myers is down for a couple weeks and returns healthy.
The worst case? Pitchers needing Tommy John surgery are often initially diagnosed with UCL sprains. If the former is true in Myers’ case, his 21 and a third innings of work will have cost the Tribe well over $300,000 an inning, or $109,375 an out. Give or take a grand.
Let’s hope that doesn’t come to pass.
Corey Kluber has moved into Myers’ spot in the rotation. Kluber has pitched in 2 games for the Indians this season and has a 1-0 record and a 1.80 ERA. He has struck out 5 and walked none.
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