Indians' Brett Myers diagnosed with mild ligament sprain in elbow

Brett Myers is going to be out at least two weeks with an elbow issue. (USATSI)

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Indians right-hander Brett Myers has been diagnosed with tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his pitching elbow. He will not be able to throw for at least two weeks.

Myers, 32, was placed on the 15-day DL over the weekend with a sore right forearm, a classic symptom of ligament problems. The 12-year big league veteran has had hip and shoulder problems in the past but never any issues with his elbow.

The Indians signed Myers to a one-year contract worth $7 million this offseason. He allowed 19 runs and a league-leading 10 home runs in 21 1/3 innings across three starts and one long relief appearance before the injury.

Right-hander Corey Kluber will replace Myers in the rotation and start on Wednesday. He will be the team's eighth different starter in the first 20 games of the season.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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