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 this season, allowing 10 homers.
The Indians placed Myers on the disabled list on Sunday and made the move retroactive to Saturday. The pitcher returned to Cleveland over the weekend, where he was diagnosed with right elbow tendinitis and a mild ulnar collateral ligament sprain. He will stop throwing for two weeks, and then be evaluated again.
''It is what it is. I don't think he felt like it was going to be worse than that,'' manager Terry Francona said before the Indians faced the Chicago White Sox on Monday. ''The two weeks down, and then hopefully get him on a good thro...