CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Mark Lowe from Triple-A Columbus and optioned left-hander T.J. House to the same club.
Lowe was promoted Monday to help Cleveland's overworked bullpen, which pitched 172⁄3 innings during a four-game series against Boston. He made four relief appearances with the Indians last month, compiling a 2.08 ERA. Lowe was 1-1 with nine saves and a 3.48 ERA in 20 relief outings in Columbus.
House was 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA in six appearances, including five starts, with the Indians.
Right-hander Zach McAllister, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore back, is expected to start Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Lowe is 31 years old and played last year with the L.A. Angels. His career has spanned nine seasons and he has played for four teams including the Indians this season. His best years came in Seattle during 2008 and 2009 when he made 57 and 75 appearances, respectively.