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Shortly following Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros, the Akron Beacon Journal‘s Sheldon Ocker had the first report on a particular ailment that has been bugging Cleveland Indians starter Brett Myers, but maybe not significantly on the mound.
During the last frame of Myers’ 5-inning start that actually only included 76 pitches, Cleveland manager Terry Francona, pitching coach Mickey Callaway and trainer Lonnie Soloff went to the mound to chat with the pitcher.
Per Ocker, Francona had noted that Myers’ velocity was way down compared to normal, and he wanted to ensure that nothing was physically amiss with his $7 million starter.
According to Ocker’s reporting and the mouth of Myers after the game, the pitcher has actually been dealing with a flexor (right forearm) tendinitis issue since the spring. But that injury “has no affect on the way he is performing,” Ocker wrote.
“I’ve been feeling some tendinitis in my flexor tendon,” Myers said. “When they came out, they wanted to check, because my velocity was down. But I don’t feel anything, and you still have to go out and compete.”
Myers has been receiving treatment for his condition thus far, according to the report.
Overall, the 32-year-old who pitched for the Astros in 2011 and part of 2012 is now 0-3 with a 8.02 ERA in four games this season. He has allowed 10 home runs in only 21.1 innings pitched, by far the most in the majors, including two in Houston’s three-run second inning on Friday.
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The Indians have placed right-hander Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with a right arm injury and have called up right-hander Fernando Nievefrom Triple-A Columbus.
Myers has been dealing with tendonitis in his right flexor tendon since spring training. His performance has suffered as a result, and his velocity was down about 5 MPH in his start on Friday. He was sent to...
Cleveland Indians right-hander Brett Myers is expected to miss about a month due to tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his right elbow.
Myers pitched five innings of three-run ball against Houston on Friday, then said he had been dealing with a problem with the flexor tendon in his arm since spring training. He is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and one relief appearances...
The Cleveland Indians have placed starter Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.
The move is retroactive to Saturday, and they selected the contract of right-hander Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot on the roster.
Myers was scheduled to fly back to Cleveland on Sunday for tests on his elbow. Manager Terry Francona says...
For the first time in over two years, left-hander Scott Kazmir is scheduled to appear in an MLB game tonight. The now-29-year-old former pitching phenom will be the starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians at Houston at 7:05 p.m., as the Tribe looks to break a five-game losing streak.
Officially, Kazmir has returned to the Cleveland Indians’ 25-man roster today, taking the spot...
Danny Salazar (SP, Akron Aeros): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K.
Ah, now that’s more like it. Before Saturday, there was a mix of good and bad from Salazar in his previous three starts with the Aeros. He started the season out with a nice showing where he allowed one run over five innings, but the right-hander then allowed a total of eight earned runs in 7 2/3 innings since. However, Salazar...
The Columbus Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak by blanking the Toledo Mud Hens 1-0 Saturday.
Behind the spectacular performance by right-hander Carlos Carrasco, the Clippers were able to squeeze out the victory despite the recent struggles by the offense.
Manger Chris Tremie said that the weather has had an affect on his hitters’ performances.
"You know, it’s...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note: Both Carolina and Lake County were postponed due to inclement weather.
Trevor Bauer (SP, Columbus): 7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 SO.
Bauer’s start against Toledo was one of the most positive...
Twenty-five years ago, when they were briefly teammates on a typically mediocre 1980s Cleveland Indians squad, John Farrell seemed to bring out the best in Terry Francona. I’m not just basing that on some random, hazy childhood memories, either. I actually went to the trouble of looking it up—which should say something about how entertaining last night’s ballgame was. ...
Player of the Game: Nick Swisher (4-for-7 with 3 2Bs, 3 runs, and 2 RBI)
Finally! After a dismal stretch of baseball that left the Tribe in search of any offense, the bats rang loud in the heart of Texas as Cleveland toppled Houston, 19-6 ending their five game losing streak.
Astros starter Philip Humber would record just one out in the first inning before yielding...
From the Bait Shop:
It’s never good to go from first place-to-last place in a week, even if it’s only the second full week of the Carolina League season. The only good news for the Mudcats is that it is only the second week of the season, and the Muddies are only three games out of first place.
Things will definitely need to improve quickly after they went 1-6 this week.
Video: Popcorn here, popcorn everywhere!
With Friday night’s disheartening 3-2 loss at the Houston Astros, your Cleveland Indians are now 5-10 on the season. They’ve lost 110 of 13 since winning the first two ballgames of the season and have lost five straight dating back to Sunday afternoon against Chicago.
First, the important news: It’s sensationally early in the season. According to some preliminary math, it would...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Jason Giambi, Mark Reynolds and Carlos Santana homered, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Houston Astros 19-6 on Saturday night.
Giambi had five RBIs and Reynolds drove in four runs, but Scott Kazmir was unable to get the win in his first major league appearance since he recorded five outs in a start for the Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City on April 3, 2011. The...
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Cleveland Indians “farmhand” (really?) Daisuke Matsuzaka seems to be emulating the Indians fan favorite Rick Vaughn (a.k.a. Charlie Sheen) in everyone’s favorite late 1980′s baseball movie “Major League”. After getting “red tagged” out of Spring Training, Matsuzaka figured...
Cleveland Indians (5-9) at Houston Astros (4-11)
Series 6, Games 15, 16 and 17
Minute Maid Park, Houston: 0.883*, Pitchers park
The Astros are probably the worst team in the American League, maybe in all of baseball. The organization, led by new general manager Jeff Luhnow and assistant GM David Stearns, trimmed the payroll to $26.1 million...