Mike Clevinger “Unlikely” To Pitch In Wild Card Spherical
10:47am: The Padres are nonetheless evaluating the choice on Clevinger and Lamet after their newest throwing periods, per Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter hyperlink). It doesn’t sound as if the membership is formally committing to both pitcher’s availability (or lack thereof) simply but. They nonetheless have a bit greater than an hour to submit their roster.
10:04am: Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is unlikely to pitch within the Wild Card spherical, Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers of ESPN report (Twitter hyperlink). There’s “important” concern after a Tuesday bullpen session, per the report, which casts doubt not solely on Clevinger’s availability for the Wild Card spherical however for the complete postseason.
Acquired in a blockbuster, nine-player commerce with the Indians on the morning of the commerce deadline, Clevinger made 4 begins with the Padres and turned in 19 innings of two.84 ERA ball with a 19-to-Three Ok/BB ratio. He was identified with an elbow pressure final week, nevertheless, and whereas he’s reportedly been cleared of any UCL harm, his standing for the postseason has remained up within the air.
Clevinger’s harm is all of the extra regarding on condition that breakout righty Dinelson Lamet exited his most up-to-date begin after experiencing discomfort in his proper biceps. Each pitchers threw earlier within the week, however it appears as if Clevinger hasn’t progressed to a degree the place he’s prepared for sport motion. Lamet’s standing stays unclear as effectively.