Cleavinger (0-1) only lasted one-third of an inning in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. He allowed one hit and the game-winning run (unearned).
Cleavinger was the latest victim of the rule that begins every extra frame with a runner at second, as Kris Bryant moved to third following a groundout from Anthony Rizzo and then scored on an RBI single by David Bote. Under normal conditions, that would have been a runner on first with one out. Cleavinger has made four appearances so far this season, allowing two runs (one earned) while posting a 4:2 K:BB across 3.1 innings of work.
Cleavinger won't miss any time after taking a liner to the triceps against the Reds on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Cleavinger was removed from his outing with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday after a liner struck him in the triceps area, but he didn't suffer a significant injury and won't need to miss any time. The southpaw warmed up in the bullpen late in Thursday's loss to Milwaukee, though he didn't get into the game.
Cleavinger exited Wednesday's win over the Reds in the ninth inning after being hit on the triceps by a line drive off the bat of Tyler Stephenson, and the team expects to know more about his status Thursday, per J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News.
The incident took place with two outs in the ninth inning. Cleavinger was able to field the ball and throw to first base for what was initially called an out, but the call was overturned upon replay review. The left-hander was subsequently removed from the game in favor of Dennis Santana, who closed out the win. It's not yet clear whether Cleavinger is expected to miss any time, and manager Dave Roberts sounded hopeful after the contest that the reliever avoided a serious injury. "We're still kind of seeing how he feels," Roberts said. "It was on the tricep. That's a good thing, relative to potentially being the elbow. We'll know more tomorrow."
Cleavinger was recalled from the alternate training site Tuesday.
The 27-year-old was optioned to the alternate site Monday but will quickly return to the majors. Cleavinger delivered a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout in his lone appearance this season.
Cleavinger was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Monday.
Cleavinger was handed the loss in his first outing of the season Sunday against the Padres, surrendering one unearned run in the 11th inning. Los Angeles recalled Mitch White and activated Gavin Lux (wrist) and Dennis Santana (COVID-19) from the 10-day injured list in corresponding moves. DJ Peters was also optioned and David Price (hamstring) was placed on the IL.
Cleavinger (0-1) pitched the 11th inning, allowing one run (zero earned) and a walk to take the loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Cleavinger surrendered only a walk in the 11th inning, though the Padres were successful in moving the leadoff runner from second to third and eventually scoring on a sacrifice fly. This was Cleavinger's first major-league appearance this year and first of his career with the Dodgers.
Cleavinger was called up by the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Cleavinger joined the Dodgers from the Phillies as part of a three-team deal in December. He made a single big-league appearance last season, having previously never pitched above Double-A. He'll likely be limited to lower-leverage innings during his time in the big-league bullpen.
The Dodgers optioned Cleavinger to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Cleavinger was one of seven players demoted as the Dodgers reduced their contingent at big-league camp to 38 men. The reliever is expected to report to Triple-A Oklahoma City for the start of the 2021 season.
Cleavinger pitched two-thirds of an inning against San Francisco in a Cactus League contest Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out one.
This was easily the worst outing of the spring for Cleavinger, who entered the contest having given up only one earned run across six frames. Despite the rough appearance, he has still impressed with a 12:3 K:BB and figures to have a role in the Dodgers' Opening Day bullpen.
Cleavinger was sent from the Phillies to the Dodgers on Tuesday as part of a three-team trade which sent Jose Alvarado from the Rays to the Phillies, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Cleavinger made his big-league debut in 2020, allowing one run while recording two outs. Prior to that, he'd topped out at the Double-A level, where he posted a 3.66 ERA and 36.4 percent strikeout rate in 51.2 innings of relief for Reading in 2019 but also walked 14.9 percent of opposing batters. Heading into his age-27 season, the lefty doesn't appear to have a particularly high ceiling unless the Dodgers can straighten out his control problems.
Cleavinger was optioned off the Phillies' roster Friday.
Cleavinger made his big-league debut Thursday but did little more than contribute to the Phillies' ongoing bullpen struggles, allowing a run on two hits while recording just two outs. It's possible he gets another opportunity down the stretch if the Phillies need another lefty in the pen.
Cleavinger was recalled by the Phillies on Tuesday.
Cleavinger earned his first career callup last Tuesday but spent just a single day on the roster and did not get into a game. The lefty struck out 36.4 percent of opposing batters in 51.2 innings for Double-A Reading last season while posting a 3.66 ERA, though he's yet to pitch above that level.
The Phillies optioned Cleavinger to their alternate training site Sept. 9.
Cleavinger joined Philadelphia as its 29th man for their Sept. 8 doubleheader with the Red Sox. The 26-year-old wasn't needed out of the bullpen and will have to wait until 2021 to make his big-league debut if he doesn't receive another callup over the final two weeks of the regular season.
Cleavinger was recalled to serve as the Phillies' 29th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against Boston, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
If Cleavinger gets into either game, it will be not only his big-league debut but also his first appearance above the Double-A level. The 26-year-old lefty recorded a 3.66 ERA in 51.2 innings at that level for Reading last season, striking out 36.4 percent of opposing batters but walking 14.9 percent.
The Phillies optioned Cleavinger to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Though Philadelphia added Cleavinger to the 40-man roster over the winter, that transaction was mostly for the purpose of shielding him from the Rule 5 draft rather than an indication his big-league debut is imminent. The 25-year-old lefty reliever will head to Triple-A for the first time after spending the entire 2019 campaign at Double-A Reading, where he accrued a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 83 strikeouts over 51.2 innings.
Cleavinger was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
This protects him from the Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old southpaw has yet to reach Triple-A, but he logged a 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 83 strikeouts in 51.2 innings out of the bullpen at Double-A.
Cleavinger will play in the Arizona Fall League this year, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Cleavinger was acquired from the Orioles in the Jeremy Hellickson trade last month. He is 2-5 with a 6.18 ERA and a 58:30 K:BB in 51 innings between Double-A Bowie and Double-A Reading this season. The 2015 third-round pick needs to reduce his walks to become a more effective pitcher.
Cleavinger was traded to the Phillies, in addition to Hyun Soo Kim and international signing slots, for Jeremy Hellickson and cash considerations Friday, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Cleavinger, a 2015 draft pick, has struggled through a rough 2017 campaign with Double-A Bowie this year, racking up a 6.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 38.2 innings in relief, but the Phillies seem to sense potential in the left-hander. Expect the 23-year-old to serve as organizational depth moving forward, as he clearly needs further development before being deemed ready for the majors.
Cleavinger will begin the 2017 season at Double-A Bowie, Steve Melewski of MASN Sports reports.
This will mark Cleavinger's first ever experience at the Double-A level. Between Low-A Delmarva and High-A Frederick in 2016, Cleavinger combined for a 3.07 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 37 games.
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