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52 Mike Clevinger SP

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August 6, 2020 03:08 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Debuts new pitch against Reds
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Clevinger (1-1) allowed two hits and five walks over 5.2 scoreless innings in a win over the Reds on Wednesday. He struck out four.

The right-hander debuted a new cutter, throwing it 14 times en route to his first win of the season. "It seems like a misfired fastball is all. I don't know," Clevinger told Mandy Bell of "Keeping that cat in the bag as long as possible." Clevinger went on to say, "It kind of has a mind of its own, that pitch by itself. But it's definitely a fun one to throw." While Clevinger has dealt with some mechanical issues early on this season, he said his surgically-repaired left knee is "building a little more endurance" each time out, helping the stability of his plant leg. Up next is a home start against the Cubs.

August 1, 2020 01:52 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Tough night Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clevinger (0-1) took the loss Friday as Cleveland was downed 4-1 by the Twins, coughing up four runs on six hits and five walks over four innings. He struck out five.

Just as he did in his first start of the season, Clevinger had a rough first inning that saw him give up three runs, but he was able to right the ship somewhat after that. The Twins' patience ultimately chased him from the game, however, and the right-hander needed 88 pitches (47 strikes) to record 12 outs. Clevinger will try to get out of the blocks more quickly in his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Reds.

July 26, 2020 01:28 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Bounces back after ugly first
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Clevinger allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Saturday. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.

His season got off to a rough start, with Jorge Soler and Salvador Perez hitting back-to-back homers off Clevinger in the first inning. However, Clevinger settled in nicely and got through seven on 90 pitches, allowing just two hits the rest of the way. The right-hander now lines up for three consecutive road starts: at Minnesota, at Cincinnati, at the White Sox.

July 17, 2020 12:52 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Going second in rotation
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Clevinger will start the second game of the season against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Shane Bieber will get the ball first for Cleveland, with Clevinger and Carlos Carrasco to follow. Clevinger, now healthy following surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus, is looking to build off of an impressive 2019 campaign in which he posted a 2.71 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 169:37 K:BB in 126 innings.

April 21, 2020 06:00 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Deems self fully healthy
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Clevinger (knee) said in a recent interview with Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus that he feels "completely like myself again" since requiring surgery Feb. 14 to repair a partially torn meniscus, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "There's no subconscious hesitations like I felt the first couple of bullpens," Clevinger said. "It feels natural now. I guess my only concern was I have a pretty violent lock leg, lead leg, and that's the knee I tore. That was my only worry. The strengthening stuff came back real fast. It healed super, super quick."

Prior to Major League Baseball going on hiatus in mid-March, Clevinger didn't appear poised to miss significant time to begin the season after he was cleared for mound work shortly before spring training was suspended. Now that he's had an extra month to strengthen his knee, Clevinger appears set to face no restrictions whenever the Indians are cleared to resume workouts. He'll likely be in the mix for the Opening Day nod after turning in a 2.71 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 126 innings in 2019.

April 16, 2020 01:40 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Doing well, per Tito
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Clevinger (knee) is doing well, according to manager Terry Francona, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Francona did not elaborate on where Clevinger stands from a health standpoint, but he was expected to be ready or almost ready for game action if the season had started on time. No detailed news is likely good news in this instance, so fantasy managers should be operating as if Clevinger will be a full-go when play resumes.

March 11, 2020 03:56 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Successful first bullpen session
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Clevinger (knee) threw approximately 25 pitches in Monday's bullpen session and will throw another such session Wednesday, Mandy Bell of reports. "Everything feels strong," Clevinger said after Monday's session. "Nothing feels sore."

He is pain free and itching to return on the quicker end of his six-to-eight week timetable following Feb. 14 surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus. Clevinger said he will need either one or two live batting practice sessions following Wednesday's bullpen session. The next step after that would be to get into a spring game.

March 9, 2020 12:44 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Throwing bullpen Monday
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Clevinger (knee) will throw his first bullpen session of the spring Monday, Mandy Bell of reports.

Clevinger underwent surgery in February to repair a partial tear of his left meniscus, but he's been increasing his throwing program throughout the spring and will throw his first bullpen Monday. The 29-year-old likely won't be ready for Opening Day, but he could join the Indians' starting rotation sometime in mid-April if his recovery continues to go smoothly.

March 3, 2020 05:00 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Progressing nicely during rehab
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Clevinger (knee) extended his flat-ground throwing program out to 150 feet Tuesday, Mandy Bell of reports.

The 29-year-old moved over to the mound to begin simulating his delivery after playing catch and was very pleased to feel no discomfort. "We started rolling today," Clevinger told reporters Tuesday. "It was a really, really, really promising day." The next step for the right-hander will be to pitch off the rubber. Barring any further setbacks, Clevinger could potentially join the Indians' starting rotation around mid-April.

February 28, 2020 12:32 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Nearing throwing program
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Clevinger (knee) could begin a throwing program as early as Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Clevinger underwent surgery exactly two weeks ago to address a partial tear of his left meniscus, and his return to throwing is the first tangible step toward his return. The 29-year-old is expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks, putting the front end of the recovery timeline right around Opening Day on March 26. There should be a better idea of Clevinger's progression once he's cleared to resume mound work.

February 14, 2020 08:36 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Out 6-to-8 weeks following surgery
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Clevinger underwent surgery Friday to repair a partial tear in his left meniscus and will be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

With Opening Day a little less than six weeks away, Clevinger's status for the start of the season is in doubt. Whether he's forced to miss any time will depend on how his recovery goes; if the right-hander is out the full eight weeks, he wouldn't make his season debut until the second weekend of April. The 29-year-old Clevinger is coming off a 2019 campaign during which he posted a 2.71 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 169:37 K:BB across 21 starts (126 innings).

February 14, 2020 10:12 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Set for knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clevinger will undergo surgery Friday to address a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

The 29-year-old apparently sustained the injury while training this week, putting his availability for Opening Day into question. Clevinger should receive an official recovery timeline once the surgery is completed, but any multi-week absence will significantly impact his preparation for the regular season with Opening Day less than six weeks away.

January 10, 2020 05:32 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Avoids arbitration
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Clevinger signed a one-year, $4.1 million contract with the Indians on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

With Clevinger locked down for the next year, the Indians have now come to terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players. The right-hander turned in a stellar 2019 campaign, posting a 2.71 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with a 169:37 K:BB over 126 frames and will slot in as Cleveland's ace in 2020.

September 29, 2019 11:56 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Rare struggle in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clevinger (13-4) was lit up for six runs on seven hits and two walks while only striking out four over 5.2 innings as he took the loss Sunday against the Nationals.

Clevinger did not end the 2019 season the way he has hoped. Although the Indians were already eliminated from the wild card race the day before, Clevinger had strung together eight consecutive starts allowing two runs or less prior to Sunday's outing and the Indians were hoping that he could halt the Nationals' now eight-game win streak and end their now five-game losing streak. Aside from the poor final outing, Clevinger is widely regarded as one of the top pitchers in the game as he finished the season with a 2.71 ERA and an astounding 169:37 K:BB across 126 innings.

September 25, 2019 06:20 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Blanks ChiSox for 13th win
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Clevinger (13-3) picked up the win in Tuesday's 11-0 rout of the White Sox, giving up five hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while striking out 10.

The right-hander has pitched like an ace in the second half as Cleveland tries to chase down a playoff spot, striking out double-digit batters in four of his last eight trips to the mound and posting an 11-1 record with a 1.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 125:25 K:BB through 96 innings since the All-Star break. Clevinger will get one more chance to pad his numbers, and potentially pitch his team into October, on the road Sunday against the Nationals.

September 20, 2019 12:56 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Hurls six scoreless frames
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Clevinger (12-3) pitched six scoreless innings to earn the win against Detroit on Thursday. He gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out six.

Clevinger labored through a 33-pitch first inning that ended with a bases-loaded flyout, then needed only 70 pitches to breeze through the following five frames. The outing was his fifth straight quality start and marked his fifteenth consecutive appearance in which he struck out at least six batters. Clevinger continues to fly under the radar as one of the most reliable and effective pitchers in the league; he has allowed three or fewer runs in 16 of 19 starts this season and has posted a 10-1 record along with a magnificent 2.02 ERA and 115:24 K:BB over 89 innings since the All-Star break. He'll head to Chicago to take on the White Sox on Tuesday in his next scheduled start.

September 14, 2019 05:20 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Takes first loss since June 28
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Clevinger (11-3) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk over eight innings Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against Minnesota. He struck out 10 but took the loss in a 2-0 defeat.

Clevinger's only misstep was a third-inning, two-run homer to Jorge Polanco. Still, it was another strong outing for the 28-year-old righty, who had won 10 straight decisions coming into the contest and gave the Indians 112 pitches before being removed. Clevinger owns a stellar 2.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 149:33 K:BB, and lines up to face the Phillies at home next week.

September 10, 2019 12:52 AM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Wins 10th straight decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clevinger (11-2) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over 6.1 innings Sunday, striking out seven and earning the win over Minnesota.

Clevinger coughed up a solo homer to Mitch Garver in the fourth inning and allowed another run in the seventh before he was removed from the contest. Still, it was another strong outing for the 6-foot-4 righty. He hasn't taken a loss since June 28 and owns a stellar 2.72 ERA. Clevinger will face the Twins again -- this time at home -- on Saturday.

September 4, 2019 01:48 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Racks up nine strikeouts
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Clevinger allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine across seven innings Tuesday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

Clevinger mowed down White Sox hitters for much of his start thanks to 18 swinging strikes across 109 total pitches. Eloy Jimenez was the only batter able to solve him, driving in both of the runs Clevinger surrendered. He has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 12 starts since the calendar flipped to July. For the season, he owns a 2.71 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 132 strikeouts across 93 innings. Clevinger will look to continue the excellent results in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday at Minnesota.

August 30, 2019 02:28 PM
Indians' Mike Clevinger: Strikes out 10 in eight scoreless
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Clevinger (10-2) tossed eight scoreless frames with 10 strikeouts and no walks while allowing four hits to earn a victory over the Tigers on Thursday.

The 28-year-old has been outstanding since July, posting a 9-0 record and 1.86 ERA over his last 11 starts. The last time Clevinger lost was June 28. Overall, he is 10-2 with a 2.72 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 86 innings this season. Clevinger will look to keep his hot streak alive Tuesday at home against the White Sox.

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