The team reinstated pitcher Brandon Morrow and infielder Dan Johnson from the disabled list Tuesday, while adding seven other players from the minors. They are: Ryan Goins, Anthony Gose, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Daniel Norris, Dalton Pompey and George Kottaras .
Lewis (9-12) surrendered all four runs in the first four innings, with two coming on a third-inning home run. He's struggled with the long ball lately, serving up two home runs in each of his previous three games before Monday. Lewis owns a 5.42 ERA and 117:41 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mariners Saturday.
Ventura (11-9) was scratched from his previous scheduled start with a back issue but pitched to form Monday, striking out plenty of batters while also issuing plenty of walks. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 132:57 K:BB ratio in 152 innings. Ventura is scheduled to face the Yankees Sunday.
The team will need to clear two 40-man roster spots for the pitchers. Villar hit .200/.255/.342 with six home runs, 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 225 at-bats with Houston before being sent to the minors.
Farmer was hammered in his last outing with the team, giving up seven earned runs while recording only four outs on Aug. 23. He spent most of his time this season with Class A West Michigan, posting a 2.60 ERA and 116:24 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings. Farmer also did a solid job with Double-A Erie but struggled in two starts with Toledo.
Kluber (13-9) had a rare off performance Monday, giving up as many home runs as he had surrendered in his previous 11 starts combined. The dud ends his streak of quality starts at eight games. Kluber owns a 2.72 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 215:46 K:BB ratio in 195 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Saturday.
Price (13-10) watched his offense take a 2-0 lead in the top of the first before giving back one run in the bottom half of the inning. He would cruise from that point on while the offense continued to hammer Indians pitcher. Price owns a 3.25 ERA and 232:32 K:BB ratio in 210 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Saturday.