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Justin Masterson on 15-day DL

Updated: July 8, 2014, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians couldn't wait any longer for Justin Masterson to fix his pitching problems.

The Indians placed Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee Tuesday. Masterson, the team's Opening Day starter, is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA.

Manager Terry Francona talked with Masterson on Monday after the right-hander allowed five runs and six hits in two-plus innings against the New York Yankees.

"Masty's first inclination was wanting ...

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