Indians place T.J. House and his 13.15 ERA on disabled list

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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.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.