Indians' Talbot leaves start with shoulder injury
Mitch Talbot left his start for the Cleveland Indians after only 14 pitches with shoulder inflammation.
The right-hander walked Minnesota leadoff batter Denard Span on five pitches. Manager Manny Acta and the Indians' training staff quickly went to the mound to check on Talbot, who spent early August on the disabled list with a strained back.
Talbot then yielded a single to Orlando Hudson and an RBI single to Joe Mauer before being replaced by Justin Masterson.
The Indians announced that Talbot is day-to-day.
Talbot won his previous start on Sept. 4 for his first win in more than two months. The rookie opened the season 8-6, but went 0-5 in 10 starts after beating the Cincinnati Reds on June 27.