The team made several moves to help its overworked bullpen before Monday night's game against Detroit. Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny was designated for assignment, while right-hander Mike Clevinger and lefty T.J. House were recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
Cleveland is coming off a series in Toronto that included a 19-inning game Friday. The Indians went to their bullpen early on Sunday, when starter Corey Kluber lasted only 3 1/3 innings in a 17-1 loss.
The 30-year-old Chamberlain was signed in the offseason and had no record with a 2.25 ERA in 20 appearances. The right-hander was selected in the first round of the 2006 draft by the New York Yankees and has pitched for Detroit and Kansas City.
He bid Cleveland farewell in a tweet Monday.
Thanks Cleveland it was a blast. The loved y'all showed me was incredible. Relationships I will never forget. Here's to another chapter— Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_44) July 4, 2016
Gorzelanny allowed seven runs in one-third of an inning Sunday.
Clevinger is 0-1 with an 8.79 ERA in three starts for the Indians. He has gone 8-0 with a 2.70 ERA at Columbus.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.