MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-hander Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.
Cleverland made the move before Wednesday's series finale against Minnesota. The team had high hopes for Anderson coming into the season and he could have been in position to make a bigger contribution after starter Carlos Carrasco went down with a hamstring injury. But Anderson is 0-1 with a 7.65 ERA in four starts.
The Indians have off days on Thursday and Monday, meaning they don't have a need for a fifth starter for the next 10 days. Indians manager Terry Francona said the plan is to let Anderson work on some mechanical adjustments in his start down in Columbus and then rejoin the Indians the next time they need a fifth starter.
Cleveland recalled left-hander Kyle Crockett to fill the roster spot.