Clevinger (back) will be activated from the 60-day injured list to start Monday against the Rangers, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Clevinger has been given the green light to rejoin the Indians' rotation after completing a pair of minor-league rehab starts with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. The right-hander looked sharp in his final rehab outing Tuesday, allowing just three hits while striking out five in 5.1 scoreless frames for the RubberDucks. Clevinger will look to pick up where he left off prior to landing on the IL with a back injury in mid-April; in two starts before getting hurt, he allowed just two hits while posting a 22:4 K:BB across 12 scoreless innings.
Clevinger (back) allowed four runs on three hits and a pair of walks while striking out four batters in a rehab appearance Thursday for Triple-A Columbus. Clevinger got up to 98 mph with his fastball, though that might be the only encouraging sign from his performance. Despite the poor outing, he may require just one more rehab appearance (likely with Double-A Akron) before returning to Cleveland.
Clevinger (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and is expected to embark on a rehab assignment later in the week, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Assuming Clevinger's bullpen session goes as planned, he'll join Triple-A Columbus in time to start Thursday's game, per Bell. Skipper Terry Francona is unsure as to how many appearances Clevinger will make while with the Clippers, but he did note that he has no intention of rushing the right-hander back.
Clevinger (back) will throw a simulated game Saturday before embarking on a rehab assignment, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Clevinger is eligible to return from the 60-day injured list June 7 but will presumably be a few days behind that date even if he makes just one rehab start. A clearer timeline for his return should emerge over the weekend.
Clevinger (back) will head to extended spring training Friday before beginning a rehab assignment, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Clevinger can't return from the 60-day injured list until June 7, so he still has some time to build his arm strength back up. It's not yet clear how long he'll spend in extended spring before his rehab assignment begins.