CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley was diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis and given a cortisone shot Tuesday.

Brantley, who had surgery on his right shoulder in November, was examined in Dallas. Manager Terry Francona said the exam showed Brantley’s shoulder is structurally sound.

Brantley is on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season. He had been swinging the bat off soft-toss and a hitting tee, but felt discomfort as he increased his activities last week.

Brantley began the season on the DL and returned April 25. He appeared in 11 games and batted .231 with seven RBI before returning to the DL on May 14, when he was also given a cortisone shot.

No timetable for Brantley’s return has been established, but Francona believes the fact the shoulder is structurally sound is encouraging.

RAYS: Tampa Bay placed Steve Pearce and Mikie Mahtook on the 15-day disabled list after both players were injured in Monday night’s 7-4 loss to Cleveland.

Pearce strained his right hamstring running to first base after hitting a fly ball in the ninth inning. Mahtook suffered a broken left hand when he was hit by a Josh Tomlin pitch in the second.

Pearce is hitting .322 with nine homers and 25 RBI in 51 games. He has played first base, second base and designated hitter.

RANGERS-ANGELS: Texas acquired infielder Kyle Kubitza from Los Angeles for cash considerations.

After making the deal, the Rangers optioned Kubitza to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kubitza was drafted in the third round of the 2011 amateur draft by Atlanta.

REDS: Cincinnati activated right-hander Raisel Iglesias and placed right-handed reliever Blake Wood on the paternity list.

The Cuban-born Iglesias went on the 15-day disabled list May 1 with a right shoulder impingement. He just completed a rehab assignment, pitching one inning in his most recent appearance Saturday with Double-A Pensacola.

METS: Right-hander Bartolo Colon was hit on his pitching hand by a line drive and left his start against Kansas City in the first inning with a bruised thumb.

Colon, 43, was knocked out of the game after four pitches when Royals leadoff batter Whit Merrifield hit a shot that barely glanced off Colon’s glove and struck him hard on his right thumb. X-rays were negative, the team said.

CUBS: Chicago optioned right-hander Adam Warren to Triple-A Iowa to prepare him for a major league start.

The Cubs also placed left-hander Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list because of a blister on his left middle finger, selected left-hander Gerardo Concepcion’s contract and recalled right-hander Spencer Patton from Iowa.

RANGERS: Colby Lewis left his start against Cincinnati after five innings because of a cramping in his right arm.

Lewis allowed three of the first four hitters to reach base, capped by Jay Bruce’s three-run homer. It was his first start since taking a perfect game into the eighth inning and a no-hitter into the ninth of a 5-1 victory at Oakland.