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Brett Myers shut down with strained elbow ligament

Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 19: Pitcher Brett Myers #39 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 19, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Brett Myers was placed on the disabled list yesterday with what the Indians called a forearm injury, but today the team announced that the injury is more specifically a strained elbow ligament.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Myers will be shut down for at least two weeks, which means he won’t be coming off the disabled list when eligible.

Myers signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Indians and moved into the rotation after spending last season in the bullpen, but went 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in his first four starts while serving up 10 homers and showing decreased velocity.