Indians designate Wheeler for assignment

4:49 PM, May 14, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians have designated struggling reliever Dan Wheeler for assignment.

The Indians made the move on Monday, one day after Wheeler gave up six runs on five hits in one inning of a loss to the Boston Red Sox.

The right-hander didn't allow a run in seven of his first eight appearances for the Indians, but gave up nine runs in his last four outings.

Wheeler had an 8.76 ERA in 12 1-3 innings. The Indians purchased the contract of right-hander Jeremy Accardo from Triple-A Columbus to take Wheeler's spot in the bullpen.

The 30-year-old Accardo had a 2.76 ERA in 16 1-3 innings of relief for the Clippers and was 4 for 4 in save chances.

The Associated Press

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