Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 10/25/14
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 for an MRI, and while the results of that MRI are unknown at this time the Indians likely felt it best to shut him down for two weeks to see if rest helps while they assess his health. Nieve, 30, has appeared in three games for Triple-A Columbus going 0-1 with a 1.38 ERA, and in 13.0 innings has allowed 10 hits, 4 walks and has 17 strikeouts. He brings with him a ton of experience as this season makes the 13th season he has pitched in the minors and over that time he has compiled a 58-48 record, 4.08 ERA, 3.3 BB/9 and 8.4 K/9 in 200 appearances. He also has significant experience at the Major League l...
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