Indians put Brantley and Tomlin on disabled list

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The injury-hit Cleveland Indians suffered a double setback on Friday when they placed outfielder Michael Brantley and starter pitcher Josh Tomlin on the 15-day disabled list.

Brantley has been suffering with a lingering inflammation of his right wrist while Tomlin is out with a sore right elbow, the Major League Baseball team said in a statement.

Left-handed batter Brantley, who is hitting a career-best .266 with 24 doubles and seven home runs this year, has been limited to just 12 starts in August.

His spot on the roster was filled by designated hitter Jim Thome, who was claimed on waivers Thursday from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later.

Right-hander Tomlin has gone 12-7 this season for the Indians, who have slipped 6-1/2 games behind the pacesetting Detroit Tigers in the American League Central standings amid a rash of injuries.

Designated hitter Travis Hafner was ruled out on Monday with a strained right foot, joining Grady Sizemore, Jason Kipnis, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Crowe on the disabled list.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)