Clevinger (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The move was an expected one, as Clevinger will miss the entire season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in November. He'll vacate a 40-man roster spot, allowing the Padres to officially add new signee Mark Melancon.
Clevinger will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
The Padres also announced Monday that they'd signed Clevinger to a two-year contract, buying out his remaining arbitration years and presumably offering him some peace of mind while he recovers from the procedure. Clevinger dealt with elbow issues late in the regular season but attempted a comeback during the NLDS. He wasn't able to complete the second inning of his start and showcased significantly reduced velocity, indicating that he hadn't returned to full health. As it turns out, the situation with his elbow was actually quite bad, as he'll now miss the entirety of the 2021 campaign. The timing of the procedure should give him a decent chance to be ready by the start of the 2022 season, however.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Clevinger endured a couple setbacks with his right elbow/biceps after the injury first surfaced Sept. 19, with the 29-year-old most notably exiting his Game 1 start against the Dodgers in the NLDS last week after working just one inning. Fortunately for Clevinger, he appears to have avoided any significant structural damage to his elbow, as subsequent tests haven't revealed anything overly concerning. As a result, Clevinger should be able to recover from the injury with rest and rehab, putting him on track to enter spring training at full health. Given that Clevinger's velocity was well down from its normal level in his last few appearances of 2020 while he battled the elbow injury, fantasy managers may want to keep an eye on reports of how the right-hander looks in the spring before investing with confidence.
Clevinger (elbow) was removed from the Padres' roster ahead of Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old lasted only one-plus inning in Game 1 on Tuesday before being pulled with reduced velocity, so the move hardly comes as a surprise. Clevinger is now ineligible to rejoin the Friars' playoff roster until the World Series, if they can advance. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the right-hander will need to lay low for a week to allow the inflammation to subside before he undergoes further medical imaging. Dan Altavilla was added to the 28-man roster in a corresponding move.
Clevinger (elbow) was told he won't do further damage to his arm by continuing to pitch, and the Padres are determining whether he can still be effective while pitching through the injury, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The elbow impingement that cropped up toward the end of the regular season resurfaced as the right-hander started Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Tuesday, and he was removed during the second inning after his velocity dropped. Even if the Friars opt to keep Clevinger on the roster, he's unlikely to fill his usual role and may not be nearly as effective due to the discomfort. If the 29-year-old is removed from the NLDS roster he won't be eligible to pitch the following series should the Padres advance to the next round.
Clevinger exited with an athletic trainer during the second inning of Tuesday's NLDS Game 1 against the Dodgers, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The right-hander started the game with his usual velocity but was pulled two pitches into the second frame after delivering a 90-mph fastball, about five mph below his average velocity. Clevinger was unavailable for the NL Wild Card Round after dealing with the elbow impingement at the close of the regular season, and it appears he's not fully over the injury. If the 25-year-old is replaced on the roster for the remainder of the series, he won't be eligible to pitch during the NLCS should the Padres advance past the Dodgers, though it remains unclear if he'll be healthy enough for that to be a consideration.
Clevinger (elbow) has made the Padres' roster for their NLDS matchup against the Dodgers and will start Game 1 on Tuesday, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
Just how long Clevinger is able to pitch Tuesday remains to be seen. He's only thrown a single inning since Sept. 13, as his penultimate regular-season start was canceled due to biceps tightness and his final outing was cut short after a single frame with the same issue. He was later also diagnosed with an elbow impingement and wound up missing the NL Wild Card Round. The Padres have enough faith in him to let him start Tuesday's series opener, however, and his availability will be a huge boost to the underdogs, as he cruised to a 3.02 ERA in eight starts this season.
Clevinger (elbow) is in contention to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Tuesday, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
Clevinger has thrown twice off flat ground recently as well as one bullpen session. He's been pain-free after all three. The Padres have yet to finalize their rotation or roster, but it appears as though the righty has a good chance to play a role after missing the end of the regular season with a strained right elbow.
The Padres are optimistic that Clevinger (elbow) will be available to pitch at some point during their divisional series with the Dodgers that begins Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
San Diego came away encouraged with how Clevinger looked during a high-intensity bullpen session Sunday, and assuming he avoids any setbacks with his strained right elbow in the next day or two, he should have a spot on the 28-man roster that the Padres submit Tuesday. Given that Clevinger hasn't pitched in a competitive game since Sept. 23, he may not be ready to reclaim a normal starting role during the series with the Dodgers. The Padres only have two full-time rotation members (Chris Paddack and Zach Davies) available for the NLDS at the moment, as Dinelson Lamet (biceps) is unlikely to pitch during the series.
Clevinger (elbow) threw a bullpen session at high intensity in Arlington on Sunday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Clevinger could return to action during the NLDS against the Dodgers, and his throwing session Sunday appears to be a good sign as long as he feels good afterward. The right-hander was sidelined for the NL Wild Card Series while dealing with a right elbow posterior impingement.
Clevinger (elbow) could return to the roster for the NL Division Series if the Padres can beat the Cardinals and advance to the next round Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Clevinger's final start of the season was pushed back due to biceps issues and wound up being cut short after just one inning due to an elbow impingement. He was left off the wild-card roster but apparently has a chance to return fairly soon. The Padres expressed some optimism about his availability prior to the NL Wild Card Series, however, so their optimism regarding his availability for a potential next-round appearance should be taken with a grain of salt.
The Padres excluded Clevinger (elbow) from their 28-man roster for the team's wild-card series with the Cardinals that begins Wednesday.
Clevinger's elbow apparently still proved bothersome during his most recent throwing session, so he'll remain sidelined for the three-game series along with fellow rotation member Dinelson Lamet (biceps). Both pitchers retain spots in the Padres' 40-man postseason roster pool, so Clevinger and Lamet could have the chance to pitch as soon as the divisional round if both make progress in their respective rehab programs.
Clevinger (elbow) is unlikely to pitch in the NL Wild Card Series, and perhaps the rest of the playoffs, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
A Tuesday bullpen session didn't resolve questions about his short- and long-term health and significant concerns persist, per Passan. At this point, nobody should expect Clevinger to pitch in the playoffs this year, and it's possible this injury and potential treatment options could affect his availability for the 2021 season.
Clevinger (elbow) threw a 23-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
After throwing an extended catch session Monday, Clevinger took the mound Tuesday and mixed all of his pitches during his bullpen session. His status for the postseason still hasn't been determined, but the Padres are "cautiously optimistic" that he could be available to pitch Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series if necessary.
Clevinger (elbow) could pitch Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Clevinger is dealing with an elbow posterior impingement and received a cortisone shot Friday. The right-hander also threw an extended catch session Monday, and the Padres remain optimistic that he could pitch in the third game of the NL Wild Card Series if necessary.
Clevinger (elbow) threw an extended catch session Monday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Clevinger battled biceps issues late in the season, which led to his penultimate turn in the rotation getting skipped and his final outing lasting just a single inning. The fact that he's continued to throw suggests he has a chance to play a role during the NL Wild Card Round against the Cardinals, though the Padres have yet to officially announce whether or not they expect that to happen.
Clevinger (elbow) received a cortisone shot Friday and hasn't been ruled out for the first round of the postseason, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Clevinger was diagnosed with an elbow posterior impingement Saturday, and his status for the beginning of the postseason should depend on how the injury responds to his most recent treatment. The Padres were initially targeting a potential return during the NLDS or NLCS, but there's still a possibility that he could pitch in the best-of-three wild-card round to start the playoffs.
The Padres are targeting a potential NLCS appearance for Clevinger (elbow) to return, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Heyman added that if all goes perfectly, the right-hander could return for the NL Division Series should the Padres advance. That being said, it sounds like San Diego will most likely need to make it through two rounds for Clevinger to take the mound this postseason.
Clevinger's initial diagnosis is a sprained right elbow, but the Padres are holding out hope that he will be able to pitch at some point in the postseason, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The initial MRI and X-rays revealed an elbow sprain, but some initial feedback from experts has provided optimism that Clevinger could pitch at some point in October. The Padres will probably need to advance past the first round, at least, before Clevinger could be an option in the rotation.
Clevinger was removed after one inning Wednesday against the Angels due to biceps tightness, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 29-year-old had Saturday's start pushed back due to biceps tightness but appeared to be clear of the issue after throwing a bullpen session Monday. However, he told manager Jayce Tingler the issue resurfaced after his first inning Wednesday. Clevinger is undergoing an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, while his status for the playoffs is now in heavy doubt.
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