Doctors in Cleveland completed their tests on Brett Myers and diagnosed his injury as tendinitis in the right elbow with a mild sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament.
He will not be permitted to throw a baseball for two weeks, after which he will be examined again. If he is free of symptoms, he can begin a throwing program.
“He told us it wasn’t bothering him, only when he showed up the next day,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.
That probably means he will be out of action for at least a month. For now, Corey Kluber will take his spot in the rotation.
ROSTER MOVES — Matt Albers was activated for Monday night’s game after dealing with a family emergency.
To make room on the roster, reliever Fernando Nieves was designated for assignment.
Francona said that Albers will be available for the game, even though he hadn’t pitched or thrown a bullpen for several days. He did throw at a local high school near his home in Houston.
“He knows that he had our blessing to be at home,” the manager said. “Our thoughts have been about his wife and family.”
Albers left the team when his wife began having problems with her pregnancy.
BOURN REPORT — Michael Bourn is scheduled to have five stitches removed from his index finger on Thursday.
“We’ll see what happens after that,” he said. Bourn cannot come off the disabled list until April 30.
WHAT, NO BUTTER? – When Drew Stubbs’ sixth inning home run at Minute Maid Park Sunday landed in a fan’s bucket of popcorn, Fox Sports Ohio’s Katie Witham searched the man out for a quick interview.
Then she bought him a new bucket of corn.
“I got a call from my boss, Tom Farmer, telling me I could expense the popcorn, which was $10.50,” Witham said.
PARTY CENTRAL — Asked how he would celebrate his 54th birthday Monday, Francona said, “I have big ballgame here, then I’ll go back to my room and watch TV. Tomorrow, I’ll come back here again.”
FARM FACTS — Jerrud Sabourin had three hits and Charlie Valerio tripled, doubled and drove in a run, but Carolina lost to Myrtle Beach 9-5. … Jake Sisco (0-2, 1.72 ERA) gave up one run and five hits in 6⅓ innings, but Lake County lost 1-0 to Great Lakes in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Dylan Baker (0-2, 4.20 ERA) gave up two unearned runs in six innings, but Lake County lost 2-1.
— Sheldon Ocker