Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notes: Pitchers Kluber, Hamels Go on Disabled List

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notes: Pitchers Kluber, Hamels Go on Disabled List

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Kluber, Hamels head to DL

The Cleveland Indians are being careful with their ace. They put Corey Kluber on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of a lower back strain, meaning the righthander will miss at least his next turn in the rotation. Kluber was removed from his start Tuesday night in Detroit, after three innings, because of back discomfort.

Kluber is 3-2 with a 5.06 earned-run average in six starts this season. His durability was crucial last year, when he helped the Indians win the American League pennant despite injuries that decimated the rest of the starting rotation. Kluber, who turned 31 last month, has made at least 32 starts in each of the last three seasons, and he won the American League Cy Young Award in 2014.

* The Rangers have lost lefthanded starting pitcher Cole Hamels for about two months because of a strained abdominal muscle. Hamels felt pain while warming up before his scheduled start Tuesday against the Astros. He was scratched and replaced by Alex Claudio. Hamels is 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA in five starts. This is the fifth time he has been on the DL in his career, and first with the Rangers.

MLB examines racial taunts * Major League Baseball is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones complained of fans shouting racial slurs in Boston this week, and other black players reacted by saying it's a common reality when playing in several cities. It's not clear what changes might be made, but league officials are starting by figuring out how individual clubs handle fan issues and complaints. One model could be in some European soccer leagues, in which clubs are held responsible for the actions of their fans.

Soccer authorities have spent decades trying to eradicate racism from stadiums, with limited success. Sanctions were strengthened in 2013 after a high-profile incident in Italy in which Kevin-Prince Boateng lead his AC Milan team off a field after facing abuse from fans.

"We have reached out to all 30 clubs to assess what their in-ballpark announcement practices are regarding fan behavior," MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said. "We are also reviewing text message and other fan security notification policies that are operating in the event there is an incident."

All MLB teams have a mechanism for fans to alert security to issues, but individualized ballparks mean different protocols and practices in each stadium.

In Boston, Jones complained Monday night that he heard "the N-word" several times, then a fan threw peanuts toward him in the dugout. Boston Red Sox officials apologized and said that only one of 34 fans kicked out of the game was ejected for using foul language toward a player, and it wasn't clear whether that was toward Jones. Boston police said the peanuts hit a nearby police officer and Fenway security kicked the man who threw them out before he could be identified by authorities. …

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