Brantley, Tomlin placed on DL

Indians place Brantley and Tomlin on DL
Indians place Brantley and Tomlin on DL

The Indians placed outfielder Michael Brantley (right wrist inflammation) and pitcher Josh Tomlin(right elbow soreness) on the 15-day Disabled List.

The Indians also recalled pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.

Brantley has been limited to just 12 starts in August due to persistent soreness in the right wrist.  On the year he is hitting .266 with 24 doubles, 4 triples, 7 homers, 63 runs scored and 46 RBI's in 114 games.

The transaction is retroactive to August 23 and marks his first career stint on the Major League DL.  Newly acquired DH Jim Thome assumes Brantley's spot on the roster.

Tomlin has gone 12-7 with a 4.25 ERA in 26 starts for the Indians this season.  He is currently tied for 9th in the American League in wins (12), 6th in WHIP (1.08) and leads the American League with 1.14 walks per 9.0IP.  His disablement is retroactive to August 25 and marks his first career stint on the big league DL.

Hagadone, 25, has split the season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus where he has gone a combined 6-4 with a 2.65 ERA in 44 relief appearances.  He started the year at Double-A Akron (1.59ERA, 12 games) and was promoted to Columbus on May 19.  The converted reliever owns an ERA of just 1.50 ERA over his last 20 appearances since June 23 for the Clippers.