Indians put RHP Rodriguez on IL, activate OF Naquin

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez - May 22

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have put pitcher Jefry Rodriguez on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right shoulder.

Outfielder Tyler Naquin, who was on the IL since May 11 with a strained left calf, was activated prior to Tuesday night’s game against Minnesota.

Rodriguez, who is 1-5 with a 4.74 ERA in eight starts, was removed after four innings Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. An examination showed a strain behind the shoulder and Rodriguez is expected to be shut down from throwing for at least two to three weeks.

Rodriguez joins starting pitchers Corey Kluber (broken right arm) and Mike Clevinger (strained muscle in upper back) on the IL.

Naquin began the season with the Indians and batted .278 with a home run and 10 RBIs in 30 games. He hit .304 with three homers and six RBIs in six games on a minor rehab assignment.

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