Bieber was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain Monday. Manager Terry Francona said that Bieber will be shut down from throwing for two weeks and re-evaluated after his rest. As a result, the right-hander will miss more than the minimum of 10 days, and a better timetable for his return could be established once he's able to resume throwing. Kyle Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move, but Cleveland hasn't yet announced who will take Bieber's place in the starting rotation.
Bieber (7-4) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Mariners after allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks while fanning eight across 5.2 innings. Bieber struck out eight, but he wasn't entirely effective on the mound and gave up season-worst marks in both hits and runs. The right-hander ended a streak of three straight wins, though he still owns a strong 3.28 ERA. He's lined up to make his next start on the road against the Pirates at some point next week.
Bieber (7-3) allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings to pick up the win over the Cardinals on Tuesday. Bieber's only run allowed came in the fourth inning on an Edmundo Sosa single. He walked two batters and hit another in the same inning. Although he earned the win, Bieber struck out a season-low five batters. It was the first time he struck out less hitters than innings pitched. The 26-year-old has a 2.96 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP with a strong 12.9 K/9 in 85 innings. He will look to continue his winning streak in his next start Sunday against the Mariners.
Bieber (6-3) earned the win Tuesday against the White Sox after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks across seven innings. Chicago scored all three runs in the third inning, when Billy Hamilton hit a two-run double and ultimately came around to score thanks to a pair of errors. Otherwise, it was another strong performance from Bieber, who now has a 3.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 117:29 K:BB over 79 innings this season.
Bieber (5-3) allowed one earned run on one hit and four walks while striking out 12 across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers. Bieber dominated the Tigers for much of the outing, logging his sixth double-digit strikeout effort of the season. That was offset a bit by his four free passes, which raised his BB/9 to 3.4 -- well above his career rate of 2.0. Even so, Bieber has maintained a strong 3.13 ERA with 110 strikeouts across 72 innings on the campaign.
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