Clippard (pectoral) will join Triple-A Columbus to continue his rehab work, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Clippard has been throwing off a mound at extended spring training for almost two weeks and is now ready for minor-league games. The 34-year-old will likely need numerous appearances in order to prove his major-league readiness to the Indians.
Clippard (pectoral) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Wednesday's session marked Clippard's first bullpen since being shut down in mid-March with a pectoral strain. The veteran right-hander will need to build back up following his shutdown period, so he's still a ways away from returning.
Clippard (pectoral) will be shut down from baseball activities for three-to-four weeks, longer than the originally reported 10-to-14 days. Clippard will still need to ramp back up following that shutdown period, so his season debut is unlikely to come earlier than late April. There's no guarantee that he'll be on the Indians' roster at that point, as he's only with the team as a non-roster invitee.
Clippard (pectoral) will be shut down from throwing for 10-to-14 days, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Clippard exited last Saturday's game with right pectoral tightness and resumed throwing Wednesday, but apparently aggravated the issue. The 34-year-old joined the Indians on a minor-league deal that has a March 20 opt-out should he not be on the major-league roster, so the team will look to reach an altered agreement to help keep him in the organization. Clippard is likely looking at a return in mid-April if all goes well.
Clippard feels better Wednesday after he was pulled from Saturday's game with pectoral tightness, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports. Clippard will throw Wednesday and could return to game action shortly should the session go well. He'll need to return soon if he's to make the Indians' Opening Day roster.
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