CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, an All-Star last season, has been sent to the bullpen.

Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 ERA in 10 starts. He has struck out 73 in 521/3 innings but has allowed 55 hits and 28 walks.

Manager Terry Francona said Salazar will be available as a reliever beginning Wednesday. Francona hopes being in the bullpen will help Salazar work on his daily throwing routine and regain his confidence.

Salazar was 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA last season. He missed most of the second half with a sore elbow.

Corey Kluber will start Thursday against Oakland. The right-hander has been on the 10-day disabled since May 3 with a strained lower back.

Francona said Salazar might start a game next week during Cleveland’s road trip. Kluber won’t pitch in a two-game series at Colorado because the Indians don’t want him hitting or running the bases.

ASTROS: Houston placed right-hander Charlie Morton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained muscle in the right side of his back.

The Astros said there is no timetable for his return from the lat ((latissimus dorsi) injury.

Morton is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts this season in his first year in Houston.

ATHLETICS: Oakland plans to put pitcher Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list Monday and recall right-hander Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Nashville to make his first major league start of the season in Cleveland.

Graveman was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night at Yankee Stadium, the second time his pitching shoulder has flared up this year. Even though an MRI was clean, A’s Manager Bob Melvin said Sunday this DL stint will probably last longer than the previous one – Graveman was sidelined from April 15-26 with a strained right shoulder.

Yankees: All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) threw for the second straight day. He said he felt strong and experienced no pain.

Orioles: Center fielder Adam Jones was out of the lineup for a second straight game in Baltimore’s 8-4 loss to Houston because of a sore hip. But Manager Buck Showalter said he was feeling better and that he expects him to return Monday.

Giants: Left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner will start his throwing program on Friday, Manager Bruce Bochy said. Bumgarner will start out playing catch and make five rehab starts.

The 2014 World Series MVP suffered a separated left shoulder in a dirt biking accident.

Dodgers: CF Joc Pederson is still in concussion protocol. He will make the trip to St. Louis for a series that starts Monday, but isn’t expected to be activated.

CARDINALS: Second baseman Kolten Wong was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain, retroactive to Saturday.