Indians cut Chamberlain, Gorzelanny in bullpen shuffle
Cleveland Indians pitcher Tom Gorzelanny, right, walks off the mound after giving up a three-run home run to Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki circling the bases behind him during sixth inning baseball action in Toronto on Sunday, July 3, 2016. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have designated veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain for assignment.
The team made several moves to help its overworked bullpen before Monday night's game against Detroit. Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny also was designated for assignment, while right-hander Mike Clevinger and lefty T.J. House were recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
Cleveland is coming off a series in Toronto that included a 19-inning game Friday. The Indians went to their bullpen early on Sunday when starter Corey Kluber lasted only 3 1/3 innings in a 17-1 loss.
The 30-year-old Chamberlain was signed in the offseason and had no record with a 2.25 ERA in 20 appearances. The right-hander was selected in the first round of the 2006 draft by the New York Yankees, and also has pitched for Detroit and Kansas City.
Gorzelanny allowed seven runs in one-third of an inning Sunday.
Clevinger is 0-1 with an 8.79 ERA in three starts for the Indians. He has gone 8-0 with a 2.70 ERA at Columbus.