The Cleveland Indians have announced that Zach McAllister will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury, as well as several other corresponding roster moves to help a bullpen that still cannot find its footing after a 19-inning game last week.
In addition to McAllister's trip to the DL, Mike Clevinger has been optioned back to Triple-A while Austin Adams and Joe Colon have been added to the Cleveland roster.
McAllister has had a rough season in 2016 so far, including his last two outings in which he has pitched 1.1 innings allowed seven earned runs off of twelve hits. He has a 5.40 ERA on the season in 26.2 total innings, including one spot start on July 2.
Mike Clevinger was presumably just up as a planned long-relief pitcher in case any of the starters struggled while he was around and the depleted bullpen could not string together several innings in a row. Austin Adams has already pitched in 7.2 for the Indians this season, allowing two earned runs and issuing three walks in that time.
Reliever Joe Colon could be in line to make his major-league debut out of the pen before the All-Star break. The 26-year-old missed the first 50 games of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers season after failing a PED test in the offseason. Since his return, he has a 0.59 ERA and a 3.06 FIP in 15.1 innings of relief work for the Clippers. Colon is a former starting pitching prospect who was shifted to full-time bullpen duties last year with the Double-A Akron RubberDucks.