The Cleveland Indian have placed pitcher Tommy Hunter on the disabled list due a non-displaced fracture of a vertebra in his lower back, the team announced Sunday.
Hunter sustained the injury after falling down some stairs over the All-Star break.
“He had a little mishap at home during the break,” said manager Terry Francona. “He was carrying his child, missed a step and banged his back trying to protect his child.
“He called the trainers, but thought he’d be OK in a couple of days. We tried to protect him the last couple of days, but he was out there throwing Saturday and feeling it.”
Cody Anderson has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus to fill the open roster spot.
Hunter is 2–2 with a 3.74 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season.