Indians send struggling reliever Karinchak to minors
Red Sox Indians Baseball Cleveland Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Jonathan Araúz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — (AP) — The Cleveland Indians sent reliever James Karnichak to Triple-A Columbus after the struggling right-hander failed to retire a batter in Friday night’s loss to Boston. Karinchak entered the game in the eighth inning with a 3-1 lead, but gave up a walk, a single and a three-run homer to Jonathan Araúz. Karinchak has gone from being one of the most dominant relievers in the AL to the minors in a span of six weeks. Karinchak is 7-4 with a 4.14 ERA and has struggled since Major League Baseball cracked down on pitchers using sticky substances.wftv.com
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