Hoyt was placed on the minor-league disabled list Saturday with knee soreness.
Hoyt has allowed three runs in three appearances with Triple-A Columbus since being traded from Houston in early July. The severity of the injury is currently unclear, and the 31-year-old will be eligible to return towards the end of July.
Hoyt was acquired by Cleveland from Houston on Friday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Tommy DeJuneas.
The 31-year-old has a career 4.40 ERA in 71.2 big-league innings, including a third of an inning this season. He has a 2.25 ERA in 28 innings at the Triple-A level this year and will remain there after switching organizations, joining Triple-A Columbus.
Hoyt was optioned to Triple-A Fresno following Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Mariners, Bob Dutton of MLB.com reports.
The move precedes the expected activation of the left-handed Tony Sipp (oblique) from the disabled list ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Mariners. Hoyt gave up a hit and a walk over one-third of an inning in his lone appearance following his April 10 recall from Fresno.
Hoyt was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
With Tony Sipp landing on the DL with right oblique soreness, Hoyt was brought up to the big club to add depth to Houston's bullpen. Last season Hoyt tossed 49.1 innings over 43 games for the Astros, posting a 4.38 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in that time.
Hoyt (oblique) was activated from the 10-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Hoyt was initially placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain in late March. The right-hander will remain with Fresno as he was already with the team on a rehab assignment at the time of this move. Hoyt appeared in 43 big-league games last season, logging a 4.38 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 49.1 innings of relief. Expect him to serve as organizational depth this year.
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