The Cleveland Indians placed right-hander Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation and purchased the contract of right-hander Fernando Nieve from Class AAA Columbus, the team announced Sunday.
Myers, who was being examined Sunday in Cleveland by team doctors, has an 0-3 record with an 8.02 ERA in four games, including three starts, this season.
Replacing Myers in the Indians' starting rotation will be right-hander Corey Kluber, the winning pitcher in Saturday night's 19-6 victory over the Houston Astros. Kluber will start Wednesday against the White Sox in Chicago.
Nieve, 30, last appeared in the major leagues in July 2010 with the New York Mets. He signed with the Indians during the offseason as a non-roster invitee and was 0-1 with a 1.38 ERA in three games (one start) for Columbus.