Advertisement

 CLEVELAND (AP) -Indians left-hander Cliff Lee was activated from the disabled list to make his first start of the season Thursday night against Toronto.
Lee strained a right abdominal muscle in February during a bullpen session in spring training and was placed on the disabled list April 1. He was 14-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 33 starts last season.
As he comes off the DL, Jake Westbrook could be going on it. Westbrook left Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays in the second inning with left abdominal tightness.
Cleveland also recalled left-hander Rafael Perez from Buffalo and optioned outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Ben Francisco to the Triple-A team.
Perez was 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance with Buffalo and will be used as a long reliever. Perez has allowed 21 hits and nine earned runs in 21 2-3 innings.
Choo, brought up from Buffalo on April 23, hit .294 (5-for-17) with five RBIs in six games. Francisco was recalled from Buffalo on May 1 and made his major league debut that night.

Recent MLB Discussions

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers shoot to spoil 'Zona prospect's debut Arizona fans haven’t had a ton about which to get excited this season. Perhaps Braden Shipley can inject a little optimism in a few short hours.
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Free Pick After a losing road trip, will the Giants get back on track with a win tonight against the Reds when they return home for a 10:15PM ET matchup?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction After sweeping the Angels over the weekend, will the Astros beat the visiting Yankees tonight to win their fifth in a row?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Royals Prediction After being swept by the Astros over the weekend, are the Angels a poor bet to beat the Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Marlins Picks With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Phillies and Marlins play under the total tonight or go over in their 7:10PM ET matchup?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement