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Indians notes: Asdrubal, Myers, Nieve

Taking a look at the news involving the Cleveland Indians.

Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE


Cabrera returns

Asdrubal Cabrera didn't play on Saturday or Sunday, but he returned to the Indians line-up tonight at his normal position of shortstop. Cabrera was dealing with something in his left wrist, but clearly he has overcome that and will go back to holding down shortstop for the Indians. After some initial belief that he might have a broken wrist, the fact that it is not as bad as previously-thought is a good sign.

Indians DFA Fernando Nieve

The Indians designated pitcher Fernando Nieve for assignment today, making room for Matt Albers. Nieve is a solid pitcher, but nothing special. Albers should help the Indians bolster their bullpen as they try and make a run at the AL Central Nieve last pitched for the Mets, but he was unable to get into a game while with Cleveland. Nieve was very successful in his starts at Triple-A, so if he can continue to pitch well there he will be in-line for a future call-up when other pitchers go down.

Myers shut down

After learning of a tear in his elbow, the Indians shut down pitcher Brett Myers. This is bad news for the team, as they were relying on Myers to provide a veteran presence as well as eat innings in the middle of their rotation. If he has to go for surgery, the team will be pressed to find some depth at the spot. Myers pitched out of the bullpen last season, so one must wonder if the conversion back to starting had anything to do with this.

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