Sandlin (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. The transaction officially ends Sandlin's season, as he hit the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder in mid-August. He'll finish his rookie season with a strong 2.94 ERA and 34.0 percent strikeout rate in 33.2 innings, though the shoulder issue could be something to worry about heading into next season.
Sandlin was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder Thursday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Sandlin left Wednesday's game against the Athletics with what was originally called shoulder tightness. As it turns out, the issue is serious enough to sideline him for at least 10 days and potentially much more, as shoulder issues can be particularly worrisome for pitchers. Cleveland has yet to provide a timeline for his return. Alex Young was recalled in a corresponding move.
Sandlin was removed from Wednesday's loss to the A's with right shoulder tightness, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Sandlin threw 10 pitches and gave up two hits and three runs without recording an out before leaving with the injury. He was charged with the loss and a blown save. It's unclear if he'll require a stint on the injured list.
Sandlin gave up an unearned run on one hit and struck out one in one inning versus Cincinnati on Monday. The right-hander's scoreless streak came to an end at 6.2 innings, but he can't be blamed for Jose Ramirez's throwing error in the ninth inning. Sandlin continues to mainly work in a low-leverage role, as he has just one win and five holds through 33 appearances. He's posted a solid 2.14 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 48:17 K:BB across 33.2 innings, and the underlying numbers (2.48 FIP, .261 BABIP) suggest those are sustainable ratios for the 24-year-old.
Sandlin struck out one in a perfect inning versus St. Louis on Tuesday. The right-hander has had some recent uneven performances, allowing six runs (three earned) across 6.1 innings. Sandlin has been a reliable bullpen arm this year with a 2.54 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 40:17 K:BB, but he's picked up only four holds in 27 appearances. The 24-year-old is unlikely to work his way into a higher-leverage role just yet despite the strong overall performance.
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