KANSAS CITY, MO.: Brett Myers (right elbow inflammation) never made it to the mound Monday night at Lake County and apparently has suffered a setback.
“He was warming up to come into the game and didn’t feel good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “He was supposed to throw two innings [about 40 pitches]. He was examined and the [MRI] scan came back good. But he will do no throwing for three to five days, then we’ll re-evaluate him.”
Myers no longer is being prepped to start. If and when he returns from the disabled list, he will be in the bullpen.
“When we get home, we’ll have to sit down and talk to see how he can progress with this,” Francona said. “He wants to get back out there and help us out.”
STARTER UPDATE — Zach McAllister (finger injury) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is scheduled to throw another on Thursday. … Carlos Carrasco will be called up from Triple-A Columbus and return to the rotation, starting Saturday.
Between now and then, he will throw an inning or two in the Clippers’ bullpen to stay sharp.
“We think that’s better than him throwing on the side,” Francona said.
BOURN RETURNS TODAY — Michael Bourn returns to the team today after spending three days at home tending to the birth of he and his wife’s baby.
Because of his absence Tuesday, Nick Swisher played right field (rather than first base) and Drew Stubbs moved from right to center, where Bourn holds forth.
Francona felt it was safe for Swisher to move to the outfield for one game without aggravating his shoulder condition.
“Swisher had the day off Sunday and we were off Monday,” Francona said. “He said he had no problem with it. I would always check with him first.”
FARM FACTS — Danny Salazar (2-2, 3.86 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and no walks in Columbus’ 2-1 win over Durham. … Dorssys Paulino doubled twice and singled, driving in two runs, as Lake County beat Fort Wayne 6-3 in Class A. … Ordomar Valdez had five hits, including a double, and drove in two runs, as the Arizona Indians beat the Diamondbacks 7-5. Felix Lora homered and singled.
— Sheldon Ocker