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The Cleveland Indian have placed pitcher Tommy Hunter on the disabled list a non-displaced fracture of a vertebra in his lower back, the team announced Sunday. 

By SI Wire
July 17, 2016

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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.

 

 

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