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Indians place Corey Kluber on the disabled list

Cleveland Indians v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 09: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Indians announced on Wednesday that starter Corey Kluber has been placed on the 10-day disabled list and pitcher Joe Colon has been called up from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Kluber, 31, lasted only three innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Tigers, leaving early due to discomfort in his lower back. The Indians, of course, hope Kluber will need to miss only one start. Kluber is holding a 5.06 ERA with a 41/13 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings so far.

Colon, 27, has pitched 10 1/3 innings of relief at Triple-A, yielding a lone run on nine hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

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