Indians place Mike Clevinger on 10-day injured list

Clevinger has an upper back strain

James Rapien
April 09, 2019 - 10:38 am
Apr 7, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger (52) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians have placed starter Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list with a back strain. He's also dealing with a Teres major muscle strain according to the Indians.  

The 28-year-old left Sunday's win over Toronto with upper back tightness.

Manager Terry Francona told reporters it'll be six-to-eight weeks before Clevinger will pick up a ball.

The Indians promoted right-handed reliever Nick Wittgren from Triple-A. The Indians made the move retroactive to April 8. 

Clevinger was off to a scorching start for the Tribe. He didn't allow a run in 12 innings and was averaging 1.83 strikeouts per inning (22 total). 

He was in good spirits after exiting Sunday's game and didn't expect to miss a start. It's Clevinger's first time on the Major League Injured List.