Cooney re-signed with the Indians
on a minor-league deal Thursday and was placed on the 7-day DL with Triple-A Columbus with a forearm strain.
He was released over the weekend, but the Indians were willing to bring Cooney back on a minor-league pact. When healthy, Cooney had the look of a No. 4 starter in the big leagues back in his days with the Cardinals, but he has not pitched in a game since July of 2015 due to shoulder woes.