CLEVELAND (AP) – Indians left-hander Arthur Rhodes was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation Saturday, and right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rhodes experienced pain and swelling in his knee after a bullpen session Friday before the Indians’ 8-6 loss to Tampa Bay. The reliever left the ballpark after the workout.

The 35-year-old Rhodes was activated from the bereavement list Friday. He missed a week because of an illness in the family.

“He had some swelling in the knee and when you combine that with the fact he hasn’t pitched for a while, we decided to put him on the DL,” said manager Eric Wedge, who would not discuss Rhodes’ family situation.

The move was made retroactive to Aug. 12.

In 44 relief appearances this season, Rhodes is 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA. He has allowed 32 hits and 11 walks in 41 innings, striking out 41.

The 26-year-old Guthrie was 10-9 with a 5.20 ERA in 22 starts at Buffalo. The Indians’ first-round draft pick in 2002 made his major league debut with Cleveland last August and compiled a 4.63 ERA in six games in relief.

AP-ES-08-13-05 1706EDT


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