CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians closer Joe Borowski was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a day after blowing a save and giving up a two-run homer in the ninth inning to Boston's Manny Ramirez in a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.
The club said Borowski, who led the AL with 45 saves last season, has a strained triceps. He had been puzzled and frustrated by a significant loss in his velocity.
The club recalled right-hander Tom Mastny from Triple-A Buffalo.
With Borowski out, Indians manager Eric Wedge likely will turn to Rafael Betancourt as his new closer. Betancourt was one of baseball's top set-up men last season. He had three saves last season and has 12 career saves.
Projo SoxTalk with McAdam: High drama in Cleveland
Click the play button below to hear Sean's comments, recorded this morning from chilly Cleveland. He discusses Julian Tavarez, Joe Borowski, Jon Lester, and the David Ortiz-Terry Francona text messaging story.