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Mitch Talbot placed on disabled list

Updated: July 13, 2011, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians were facing a difficult decision with struggling starter Mitch Talbot.

His bad back has bought him -- and the club -- some time.

Talbot was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower back strain by the second-place Indians, who weren't going to let his pitching problems go on for much longer before they made a move.

Trouble is, the right-hander, who is just 2-6 with a 6.33 ERA in 11 starts, is out of minor league options. The ...

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