CLEVELAND -- Indians closer Joe Borowski has been placed on the 15-day disabled list 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 Tuesday that 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 will likely 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.
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
HALLELUJAH! Borowski goes onto the DL, and we'll see what Wedge does with the closer role. Now it's just a matter of making sure JoeBo doesn't come back in two weeks and is inserted right back in.