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.
Civale exited Monday's start against the Cubs with two outs in the fifth inning due to an apparent issue with his middle finger, Travis Sawchik of theScore reports. He did not allow a run while yielding three hits and a walk, punching out five.
It's not entirely clear why Civale was forced to exit just one out before qualifying for his 11th win, but the issue is thought to be with his middle finger on his pitching hand. Cleveland will likely provide further update in the near future, and Civale can be considered questionable to make his next start over the weekend in Minnesota.
Civale (10-2) allowed five earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Orioles.
Civale got plenty of run support, as the Cleveland offense scored six runs by the end of the third inning. However, he needed every bit of that to earn his 10th win of the season. Civale allowed two runs in the first inning and then surrendered a two-run home run in the fifth inning, causing him to exit with only a one-run lead. Though offset a bit by his ability to work deep into games, Civale has now allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last four outings. For the season, he has a 3.48 ERA with 71 strikeouts across 93 innings.
Civale (9-2) earned the win Friday against the Mariners after tossing eight scoreless innings, giving up one hit and one run while striking out 11.
The 11 strikeouts mark a new season high for Civale, who has pitched at least six innings in all but two of his outings this season and is also leading the American League in wins. He bounced back admirably from two straight outings in which he gave up four runs, and he will try to carry this form into this next start, scheduled for next week at home against the Orioles.
Civale (8-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Orioles, giving up four runs on seven hits, including three home runs, over six innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.
The right-hander wasn't exactly sharp, but the Cleveland offense staked him to a 7-1 lead after the top of the third inning, giving Civale more than enough cushion. Homers remain his biggest issue -- he's served up 13 in 80 innings this year -- but he's been able to limit the damage and will take a 3.49 ERA and 58:18 K:BB into his next outing.
Civale (7-2) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Blue Jays after giving up four runs on 10 hits and a walk while fanning one across six innings.
Civale has suffered his two losses over his last four appearances and has given up at least four runs both times, though it's worth mentioning that the 10 hits he gave up in this one are a season-worst mark for the 25-year-old. The right-hander will try to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for next Saturday against the Orioles on the road.
Civale (7-1) earned the win Tuesday after holding Detroit to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out six across eight innings.
Civale actually blanked the Tigers until the ninth inning, when he remained in the game in pursuit of a complete-game shutout. Unfortunately, he gave up a leadoff single followed by a walk, prompting his exit following his 104th pitch. The bullpen then allowed one of his baserunners to score, charging him with a run. It was the longest outing of the season for the right-hander, who has held his opponent to a single run on four occasions. With his seventh win, Civale has entered a tie for second in the majors. Now sporting a 3.04 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, the 25-year-old is slated for a home matchup against Toronto on Sunday.
Civale (6-1) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight as he earned the win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Civale started off the game by retiring the first eight batters he faced before the Angels rallied together a run in the third on a two-out triple and an RBI double. He let up his second run in the fourth when Jared Walsh led off the inning with a solo home run. Civale was dominant otherwise, as he finished the evening with a season-high eight strikeouts while needing 114 pitches to get through the outing. He now owns a 3.30 ERA, has a 47:16 K:BB over 60 innings and is tied for second in baseball with six wins heading into his next start.
Civale (5-1) took the loss against Seattle on Friday, completing 6.2 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six.
The right-hander was tagged for a pair of home runs in the first three frames but subsequently settled down and held Seattle scoreless in the middle innings. However, he got into trouble in the seventh, allowing a pair of doubles that were ultimately both cashed in. Civale suffered his first loss of the campaign as a result, though he did tie his season high with six strikeouts. He'll carry a 3.40 ERA into his next start, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday on the road against the Angels.
Civale (5-0) picked up the win in Saturday's 9-2 victory over the Reds, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out five.
The right-hander tossed 67 of 107 pitches for strikes as he cruised to his fourth quality start of the season. Civale will take a 2.91 ERA and 33:14 K:BB through 46.1 innings into his next outing.
Civale didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 8-6 win over the Royals, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.2 innings while striking out two.
The right-hander tossed exactly 100 pitches (61 strikes) before exiting, leaving runners on first and second in a 3-3 game, but Bryan Shaw was able to keep those inherited runners from scoring. Civale began the season with three straight quality starts but hasn't gotten one in his last three turns, and he'll take a 3.20 ERA and lackluster 28:12 K:BB through 39.1 innings into his next outing.
Civale (4-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Twins after giving up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over 7.2 innings.
The 25-year-old was on the cusp of completing eight strong innings, but he was pulled after surrendering a solo homer to Byron Buxton with two outs in the eighth inning. It's the first time through five starts this season Civale has allowed more than three earned runs, and he now has an impressive 2.94 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 30:9 K:BB across 33.2 innings.
Civale allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out six across 5.1 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Civale was gifted a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but he struggled to find the strike zone consistently and blew the advantage. He entered the game having walked only five batters across 20.2 frames, but Civale surrendered four in his shortest outing of the campaign. Despite not having his best stuff, the outing was far from a disaster, and Civale still maintains a 2.42 ERA and 22:9 K:BB across 26 innings this season. He's currently projected to take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against Minnesota.
Civale and Cleveland won't face the White Sox on Wednesday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Northeast Ohio, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
The two teams will make up Wednesday's game during a traditional doubleheader on Memorial Day. As a result of the postponement, Cleveland will push each of its five starters back a day in the pitching schedule with the exception of Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie, who will flip spots in the order. That puts Civale on track to start Thursday's series opener with the Yankees in Cleveland, according to Mandy Bell of MLB.com.
Civale (3-0) gave up one run on five hits and two walks while fanning four across six innings to get the win Thursday over the White Sox.
Civale wasn't as dominant as he was during his first two starts, a span in which he struck out 12 across 14.2 innings, but he still did enough in this one, outpitching Lance Lynn. It's worth noting that his sparkling 2.18 ERA has benefited from plenty of luck early on, as Civale has surrendered an unsustainable .146 BABIP alongside an 83.3 percent strand rate. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old right-hander will try to keep the good times rolling in his next start, scheduled for next week at home against these same White Sox.
Civale (2-0) gave up one run on three hits while fanning six across 7.2 innings in Saturday's win over the Tigers.
Civale was excellent on the mound, although his lone mistake was punished; Robbie Grossman took him deep in the top of the seventh. Civale has pitched at least seven innings in his first two starts of the campaign while posting a strong 12:3 K:BB thus far, and he will try to keep it going in his next start, scheduled for April 15 on the road against the White Sox.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/21||@ CHC||W 4-0||4.2||3||0||2||5|
|06/16||vs BAL||W 8-7||1||5.0||9||5||2||2|
|06/11||vs SEA||W 7-0||1||8.0||1||0||1||11|
|06/05||@ BAL||W 10-4||1||6.0||7||4||0||4|
|05/30||vs TOR||L 1-4||1||6.0||10||4||1||1|
|05/25||@ DET||W 4-1||1||8.0||6||1||1||6|
|05/19||@ LAA||W 3-2||1||7.0||4||2||1||8|
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|2016||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||37.2||13||13||0||0||2||0||28||8||23||1.69||0.833|
|2017||AFX-Lake County Captains||57.0||10||10||0||2||4||0||53||5||64||4.58||1.210|