CLEVELAND (AP) -The Cleveland Indians placed left-hander Aaron Fultz on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained rib muscle Wednesday.
The Indians recalled right-hander Edward Mujica from Triple-A Buffalo to take Fultz's spot in the bullpen.
Fultz experienced soreness in his right rib cage area following his last outing in Washington on Friday. The move is retroactive to Saturday.
Signed as a free agent in December, the 33-year-old has a 3-1 record and 1.71 ERA in a team-high 32 relief appearances. He has limited opposing hitters to a .153 batting average, allowing only 11 hits in 21 innings.
It is Fultz's second stint on the disabled list at the major-league level. He was on the 15-day DL in 2003 with a sore shoulder while pitching for the Texas Rangers.
In 446 career appearances since coming to the majors with the San Francisco Giants in 2000, Fultz has a 24-13 record, 21 saves and 3.76 ERA.
Mujica went 0-1 with 11 saves and a 5.84 ERA in 23 appearances at Buffalo. In two previous stints with the Indians this season, he allowed two runs and four hits in four innings.
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