Civale (finger) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. This may be little more than a procedural move, as Civale still has plenty of work to do as he works his way back from a sprained middle finger. He suffered that injury in late June and originally had a 4-to-5-week timetable, however, a period which has already elapsed. He'll now be ineligible to return before late August. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the team to add Alex Young, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.
Civale (finger) is throwing from 105 feet, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. Civale has been on the IL since June 24 with a sprained right middle finger. He was initially slated to miss 4-5 weeks, so he figures to still be a week or two away from a rehab assignment. Friday's update marks the first word of him throwing since suffering the injury, and the next step will likely be for him to throw a bullpen session. An early August return to the Cleveland rotation remains the most likely scenario.
Cleveland placed Civale (finger) on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Civale's move to the IL was a foregone conclusion after the club announced Wednesday that he would be sidelined for the next 4-to-5 weeks after he sustained a sprained right middle finger during his start Monday against the Cubs. Cleveland isn't expected to appoint a replacement for Civale in the rotation until June 28 against the Tigers, but reliever Justin Garza was called up from Triple-A Columbus to fill the right-hander's spot on the active roster for the time being.
Civale was diagnosed Wednesday with a sprained right middle finger, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. He'll be shut down from throwing for 1-to-2 weeks and is expected to require 4-to-5 weeks to complete his rehab program. Civale's absence is the latest blow to the Cleveland rotation, which is already without its top two starters in Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb). Though Plesac has resumed throwing and could be back before the All-Star break, both Civale and Bieber appear likely to miss several more weeks. Cleveland will place Civale on the 10-day injured list at some point prior to Thursday's series opener in Minnesota, but a replacement in the rotation probably won't be named until the right-hander's next turn in the rotation comes up Monday against the Tigers. Through his 15 starts this season, Civale has gone 10-2 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 76:23 K:BB in 97.2 innings.
Civale will see a hand specialist in the coming days after he exited Monday's start against the Cubs due to an apparent issue with his right middle finger, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Civale exited with two outs in the fifth inning, keeping the Cubs off the board during his time on the mound while striking out five and giving up three hits and two walks. Cleveland should have a better understanding of the severity of the issue following the right-hander's visit with the hand specialist, at which point the team should be able to determine the next steps for Civale and the starting rotation. The club is already without its top two starters in Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb), the latter whom has only recently resumed a throwing program.
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