The Cleveland Indians have activated relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day disabled list. In order to make room for Chamberlain, the team also optioned starting pitcher Cody Anderson to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. Chamberlain was initially placed on the disabled list on May 23 with a chest muscle strain.
In his 14 appearances this season, Chamberlain has a 1.93 ERA and a 3.54 FIP. While the artist formerly known as Justin has done a good job keeping runs off the board, he has walked six batters in his 14 innings of works so far, hence the inflated FIP. His last outing came on May 21 when he allowed two earned runs and issued two walks in relief against the Boston Red Sox.
Cody Anderson was just brought up yesterday in order to make a spot start for Danny Salazar, whose start tonight was pushed back to Sunday. Being that Anderson's last start in the minors was on June 2, the Indians took the opportunity to give Carlos Carrasco (who was originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday) an extra day of rest. Anderson lasted just 3.2 innings against the Seattle Mariners last night, as he allowed six earned runs on seven hits.
In an earlier move today -- which was "technically" unrelated, but made in preparation for Joba's return -- reliever Austin Adams was optioned back to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, while minor league reliever Jarrett Grube was granted his release to seek a deal elsewhere.