Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber underwent an MRI scan Friday because of pain in his right arm. Guardians They didn’t immediately place him on the injured list, announcing he would miss at least one start.
Bieber was scheduled to pitch in Pittsburgh on Monday. Now the team awaits test results to determine his immediate future.
Guardians Manager Terry Francona said, “For the last month, (his) arm has been a little sore, but we felt he was headed in the right direction. (For) a few starts, I think we’ve got him in like 80.” Had held back the pitches. But the last couple (starts), was not comfortable with the way she was coming back.
Bieber is 5-6 with a 3.77 ERA in 19 starts this year, but he is 0-3 with a 5.22 ERA in his last five starts.
He pitched most recently on Sunday, when he allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings during a 4-1 loss to the visiting Kansas City Royals. Bieber hit a six without issuing a walk.
Bieber, 28, was the 2020 American League Cy Young Award winner after going 8-1 with a 1.63 ERA in 12 starts during the pandemic-shortened season. The two-time All-Star has a career 59–32 record with a 3.26 ERA in 132 games (130 starts).
–Field Level Media