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Cleveland Indians place Joe Colon on DL, recall Cody Anderson

Welcome to the bullpen, Cody.

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The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Joe Colon on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder. To fill his spot on the roster, the Indians have recalled Cody Anderson from Triple-A Columbus.

Colon appeared in three games during his two weeks with the team, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings. His most recent appearance was Saturday against the Twins, when he came into a 4-4 game in the 11th inning, walking a batter and allowing a double, then issuing an intentional pass to load the bases before an error allowed the game-ending run to score.

Anderson pitched well for the Tribe in 2015, and was part of the team's starting rotation at the beginning of this season, but he struggled, posting a 7.48 ERA in 43.1 innings spread over nine games. Not long after being sent down, Anderson was placed on the DL with elbow soreness. He's only pitched twice in the last month, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk in 5.2 innings, with eight strikeouts. Anderson has always been a starter, but he'll be in the bullpen now.

The Indians were off on Thursday, and have two more days off in the next week, so the last couple arms in the bullpen aren't likely to get a ton of use the rest of this month, but August includes only one day off, so everyone on the roster will need to pitch in, and more roster shuffling between Cleveland and Columbus is likely.