After a strong showing as a rookie last season Indians left-hander T.J. House has been a mess this year with an 0-4 record and 13.15 ERA in four starts and now he’s been placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.
House had a 3.35 ERA and 80/22 K/BB ratio in 102 innings last season, but had more walks (12) than strikeouts (7) while allowing 19 runs in 13 innings this year. His velocity was also down a couple miles per hour, so something clearly wasn’t right with the 25-year-old lefty.
Rather than add another pitcher to the roster in House’s place the Indians have called up 26-year-old center fielder Tyler Holt, who could see some action in place of struggling veteran Michael Bourn.
Watch as Miguel Cabrera goes way deep Sunday off Indians left-hander T.J. House …
That was the first home run of the season for Cabrera, who’s hitting .478/.538/.652 through 23 at-bats.
The Indians took a gamble that Gavin Floyd would be healthy this season when they gave him a one-year, $4 million deal over the winter, but they might not get anything from him.
Floyd re-injured the olecranon bone in his elbow last week and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that he will undergo surgery tomorrow. Indians manager Terry Francona expects him “to miss a good portion, if not the whole year.”
The 32-year-old Floyd had a solid run as a mid-rotation starter with the White Sox, compiling a 4.12 ERA from 2008-2012 while making at least 29 starts, but he has been limited to just 14 starts since the start of 2013.
With Floyd now out of the mix, Danny Salazar and T.J. House appear likely to begin the season with rotation spots.