Indians’ Clase To Miss Significant Time

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase experienced an onset of upper arm discomfort following a bullpen last week, felt additional discomfort Tuesday and subsequently underwent imaging and examination on Wednesday.

The MRI and exam confirmed a moderate strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back.

He will be re-evaluated weekly, but is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks of game activity.

The hard throwing right hander was acquired by the Indians in the off-season in the trade that sent Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers.