Bummer! Clevinger has quickly become one of my favorite players on the Indians.
While Mike Clevinger declared Sunday that he would be good to go for his next start, the Indians had other ideas, as today they placed him on the 10-day Injured List retroactive to April 8th with a right upper back strain.
Clevinger left Sunday’s 3-1 win against the Blue Jays after five innings and 75 pitches, not allowing a run with just one hit.
“We’re going to get him worked up tomorrow, just because, when a guy has a bunch of adrenaline going, when he wakes up tomorrow morning, we just don’t want to guess,” Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday after the game.
With Clevinger on the IL, the team recalled righty pitcher Nick Wittgren from Triple-A Columbus.