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52 Mike Clevinger SP

San Diego Padres

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September 28, 2020 05:36 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Plays catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Wild Card Round against the Cardinals, though the Padres have yet to officially announce whether or not they expect that to happen.

September 25, 2020 10:24 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Not ruled out for wild card
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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.

September 25, 2020 03:40 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Targeting possible NLCS return
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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.

September 24, 2020 04:08 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Could return in playoffs
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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.

September 24, 2020 11:44 AM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Biceps issue resurfaces
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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.

September 23, 2020 05:20 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Exits after one inning
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Clevinger was removed from Wednesday's start against the Angels after one inning for an undisclosed reason, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Clevinger retired the first three batters in order Wednesday, but he was replaced to begin the second inning. It's unclear why the right-hander was removed, but the early exit wasn't planned. Clevinger was scratched from his scheduled start for Saturday with biceps tightness, but he progressed well during the week. Wednesday's start was slated to be Clevinger's final start of the regular season, and it's unclear whether his apparent injury will limit his availability during the postseason.

September 22, 2020 06:24 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Cleared to start Wednesday
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Clevinger (biceps) threw a successful bullpen session and will start Wednesday against the Angels, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

The 29-year-old was bumped from his start over the weekend due to right biceps soreness, but he had no issues during Monday's bullpen session and is good to rejoin the rotation. The Padres figure to remain cautious Wednesday and monitor his workload in what will be Clevinger's final start of the regular season.

September 21, 2020 02:24 AM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: On track for Wednesday's start
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Clevinger (biceps) is in line to rejoin the Padres' rotation for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Clevinger was slated to start Saturday against the Mariners, but he was ultimately scratched ahead of the outing with right biceps soreness. The injury doesn't seem to be a major concern, as Clevinger is on track to throw a bullpen session Monday. If all goes well, he should be able to make a start two days later, but the Padres could monitor his workload more carefully than normal in that outing with the postseason on the horizon.

September 19, 2020 07:12 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Late scratch Saturday
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Clevinger was scratched from Saturday's scheduled start against the Mariners with biceps tightness, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

The 29-year-old has been experiencing the tightness since tossing seven shutout frames last weekend against the Giants, so he'll receive at least a couple more days of rest. The team hopes Clevinger is able to take the mound within the next few days, but his next start remains up in the air for now. Luis Patino will receive a spot start for the Friars in his place Saturday.

September 14, 2020 12:04 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Shuts out Giants in Game 1
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Clevinger (3-2) tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out seven in Sunday's win over the Giants in Game 1 of their doubleheader.

Clevinger got through the outing with 99 pitches (62 strikes), and most importantly he saved the bullpen in the first half of the twin bill. It'll count as the second shutout of the right-hander's career. Through seven starts between San Diego and Cleveland, he's amassed a 3.10 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 38:14 K:BB across 40.2 innings. Clevinger is projected to make his next start on regular rest Friday in Seattle.

September 13, 2020 10:40 AM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Starting matinee Sunday
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Clevinger will start Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants.

The first two games of the series were postponed after the Giants produced a positive test for COVID-19, but the two sides will reconvene Sunday after the subsequent rounds of testing illustrated it was a false positive. Clevinger has allowed six runs on 12 hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks over 11 frames in his first two starts with the Padres. Garrett Richards will receive the start in Game 2.

September 9, 2020 12:12 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Picks up first win with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clevinger (2-2) gave up four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out eight in five innings Tuesday against the Rockies. He picked up the win.

The strikeouts and run support he received from his teammates saved this fantasy outing for Clevinger. He now has a 1-1 record, 4.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB in 11 innings through two starts with San Diego. If he stays on turn, he will get the Giants twice (once at home, once on the road) and a start in Seattle to close out the year.

September 4, 2020 12:32 AM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Takes tough loss in Padres debut
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Clevinger (0-1) took the loss against the Angels on Thursday, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in six innings while striking out two.

Clevinger was effective in his first start in a Padres uniform, notching his third quality start of the campaign and yielding only a pair of runs. However, he was outmatched by opposing starter Andrew Heaney, who shut out the league's top scoring offense over seven frames. Though Clevinger managed a season-low two strikeouts in the contest, he worked his way around eight baserunners with the help of a double play and two runners thrown out by catcher Austin Nola attempting to steal second base. Clevinger's next turn will come Tuesday when he faces Colorado at home.

September 2, 2020 09:04 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Team debut coming Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clevinger will start Thursday's game against the Angels.

The 29-year-old last pitched Aug. 26 for the Indians, and he'll take the mound in Thursday's series finale after being acquired by the Friars ahead of Monday's trade deadline. Clevinger has a 3.18 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB through 22.2 innings this season.

August 31, 2020 07:04 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Starting Thursday or Friday
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Clevinger will make his debut with the Padres either Thursday or Friday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Clevinger started Wednesday in his final outing for Cleveland, and he'll have a layoff that's slightly longer than normal before debuting for the Padres. The right-hander has made just four starts this year after missing time due to a violation of team rules. He carries a 3.18 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 22.2 innings, and his strikeout rate is down from where it was a year ago.

August 31, 2020 02:36 PM
Padres' Mike Clevinger: Sent to San Diego
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Clevinger was traded from Cleveland to San Diego on Monday, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports. The Padres will also receive outfielder Greg Allen and a player to be named later, while the Indians get back pitcher Cal Quantrill, outfielder Josh Naylor, catcher Austin Hedges, shortstop Gabriel Arias, pitcher Joey Cantillo and second baseman Owen Miller, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

It's unusual for a contender to ship out a pitcher as good as Clevinger, though Cleveland appeared to be done with the righty ever since he violated team rules by going out on the town following a game in Chicago in early August. From an on-field perspective, Clevinger hasn't looked quite the same in his four starts, as his 3.18 ERA comes with a 5.60 FIP, though the sample size is of course very small. He's seen his strikeout rate collapse from 33.9 percent last season to 22.6 percent this year, while his walk rate has jumped from 7.4 percent to 11.8 percent, but four mediocre starts aren't nearly enough to give reason to think that his talent level has meaningfully changed.

August 26, 2020 10:48 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Goes six innings in no-decision
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Clevinger allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings in a no-decision versus the Twins on Wednesday.

Clevinger was strong in his first start since Aug. 5 after he was punished for breaking safety protocols. The right-hander gave up a home run to Max Kepler and was generous with baserunners, but it didn't come back to hurt him. Clevinger still has a 1-1 record with a 3.18 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 21 strikeouts across 22.2 innings this season. He's expected to make his next start Tuesday in Kansas City.

August 26, 2020 03:52 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Recalled ahead of start
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Clevinger was recalled from the Indians' alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday.

Clevinger will make his fourth start of 2020 against the Twins. The right-hander spent some time at the alternate training site after breaking safety protocols earlier in August, but he should be available out of the rotation going forward. Clevinger carries a 3.24 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 16.2 innings across his three starts this year.

August 25, 2020 04:00 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Starting Wednesday vs. Twins
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Clevinger will be recalled Wednesday to start against the Twins.

This saga has thankfully come to an end from a fantasy standpoint, as Clevinger will make his fourth start of the season and first since Aug. 5. He has a 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB in 16.2 innings. His worst start of the year (four earned runs in four innings) came July 31 against the same Twins lineup he will be facing in his return to action.

August 17, 2020 06:04 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: May not rejoin rotation this week
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Clevinger isn't guaranteed to be recalled from the Indians' alternate site to make a start for the big club during its upcoming series with the Tigers next weekend, Jeff Passan of reports.

Cleveland placed Clevinger on the restricted list Aug. 11, three days after he and rotation mate Zach Plesac broke protocol by going out in Chicago the night of the Indians' victory over the White Sox. While Plesac was caught trying to return to the hotel the morning of Aug. 9 and subsequently sent back to Cleveland, Clevinger boarded the Indians' team plane later that day before it was known that he too had broken protocol. The poor decisions of Clevinger and Plesac has reportedly caused some strife within the Cleveland locker room, making it uncertain when either pitcher will be recalled. Since both Clevinger and Plesac were optioned to the alternate site Friday, neither will be eligible to rejoin the active roster for 10 days (Aug. 24), unless the Indians place a player on the injured list. With that in mind, Adam Plutko seems likely to get another turn as the Tribe's fourth starter Friday in the series opener against Detroit, while the recently recalled Logan Allen could make a spot start when a fifth member of the rotation is first needed Saturday.

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