The Indians made the move on Monday, one day after Wheeler gave up six runs on five hits in one inning of a loss to the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander didn't allow a run in seven of his first eight appearances for the Indians, but gave up nine runs in his last four outings. Wheeler had an 8.76 ERA in 12 1-3 innings.
The Indians purchased the contract of right-hander Jeremy Accardo from Triple-A Columbus to take Wheeler's spot in the bullpen.
The 30-year-old Accardo had a 2.76 ERA in 16 1-3 innings of relief for the Clippers and was 4 for 4 in save chances.