McAllister has been the definition of awful this season. He's apparently been dealing with a back issue most of the season, even though manager Tony Francona says he had no idea about the ailment. David Wilson on MLB.com reports the DL move:
"the Indians placed their starter [McAllister] on the 15-day disabled list with a low back strain prior to Thursday's game against the Orioles."McAllister has struggled a lot this season. He has a 3-4 record after ten starts with a 5.89 ERA & .279 Opposing Average. He's had two starts where he didn't give up a run, making his ERA in those other eight starts a ridiculous 8.45! He's only surrendered five home runs this season so it's not the long ball that's hurting him, it's the inability to go more than a couple innings without giving up a half-dozen hits. Don't expect McAllister to spend too much time on the DL, this is likely just a case of giving him time to rest up & hopefully return with a better mindset.
Morgan hit the DL just over a week ago. It appears the knee strain is worse than originally thought as the Indians transferred Morgan to the 60-day DL yesterday. From Chris Towers of CBS Sports:
"Though he is not expected to require surgery,It's a little surprising since he just hit the disabled list but the Indians have played quiet on this one. Just looking for information on his move to the 60-day DL proved hard as not many sources even reported it. It's an injury that will likely be fully healed by the end of the DL-stint but with the lack of information out there, it makes you wonder what's really going on.
Indiansoutfielder Nyjer Morganfound out he will be sidelined for quite a bit longer than expected Thursday. The Indians transferred Morgan to the 60-day disabled list in order to make room on the 40-man roster Thursday. This move will keep him out until at least mid-July, as a result of a sprained right knee suffered May 15."
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