The Padres have announced that right-hander Mike Clevinger has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a right triceps strain, retroactive to May 21. Fellow righty Steven Wilson have been recalled from Triple-A El Paso to take his place on the active roster.
Clevinger, 31, just recently returned from missing the entire 2021 campaign due to Tommy John surgery and will now head back to the injured list after just three starts. He threw 14 innings over those games with a 3.21 ERA, 25.4% strikeout rate, 8.5% walk rate and 46.2% ground ball rate. The righty’s most recent outing was his best, as Clevinger allowed just one hit over five shutout innings in a 3-0 victory over the Phillies on May 17.
The Padres didn’t provide a timeline for Clevinger’s absence, so the severity of the strain isn’t yet known. If there is any silver lining, it’s that Clevinger didn’t suffer any damage to his elbow or forearm, though another type of arm injury is naturally a concern. Clevinger’s 2022 debut was also delayed by a knee problem that developed during Spring Training.
Of all the teams in baseball, the Padres are perhaps best positioned to withstand an injury to their starting pitching corps, as they currently have a rotation surplus. Even without Clevinger in the mix, the club has Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish, Sean Manaea, Blake Snell, MacKenzie Gore and Nick Martinez as options for starting pitching duty. There had been speculation how San Diego would juggle all of these arms, and yet as is so often the case, injuries tend to eat into any perceived rotation surplus.
Waiting for Quadriceps strain.
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I dare ask what’s next for him, goodness.
Bart Harley Jarvis
Must be that peepee dance he does between each pitch.
He’s been mentioned in the Trevor Bauer depositions because Bauer’s accuser also had “been with” Cleavinger… I wonder if something is coming down the road and they might be shielding him by taking him off the mound.
I’m sorry but that makes zero sense…
Based on the comment, you will likely wonder for some time.
Well that doesn’t seem too smart, and just so you don’t confuse people. clevinger and Cleavinger are two different people
You’re absolutely right.
The accuser has also been “with” Tatis Jr. per case releases and HE’S NOT PLAYING EITHER.
Cap & Crunch
Have no clue what the original comment was suppose to mean but the Pad Squad lady is a complete nut job
I’ve seen MANY Padre fans go ape=sh^t about Bauer … Id encourage them to read the transcripts from her “Amber Heard(ish) testimony in court before throwing stones …. and yes she did say “Bauer is a whackadoodle like Clev ” and had also slept w Tatis
Anywho its no wonder the judge was having none of it and the preceding’s went nowhere after she took the stand and Instagram posts were revealed etc etc
Bauer admitted he committed violence in the act of sex with an intimate partner. Regardless of her testimony or her mental state, he admitted he broke the rules of baseball as laid out in the CBA. That is literally the only thing that matters.
Please stop trying to defend him. It just makes you look bad.
Clevinger and Bauer are friends from their days in Cleveland. I don’t give a crap about what any of these guys do in their personal lives. They’re young and even players making the minimum no doubt have more money than they know what to do with. I doubt that many of them are angels.
Where oh where will the Padres ever find a replacement starter?
Bunch of people accusing Preller of fudging Chris Paddack’s medicals even though it was no secret he had a bad elbow when the Twins traded for him and even though the Twins’ new bench coach was the Padres’ manager last year so he had firsthand knowledge of the severity of Paddack’s injury. Where are all the people accusing Chris Antonetti of fudging Mike Clevinger’s medicals?
And to all those who wanted Preller to trade Snell/Darvish. This is why you don’t do that.
There was a history with Preller. There is no history with Cleveland. Padre fans all talked how they won that trade with Cleveland. Injuries happen. Clevinger’s delivery has always been an injury waiting to happen.
“There was a history with Preller.”
No there wasn’t.
“There is no history with Cleveland.”
Kluber and Clevinger say hi.
“Padre fans all talked how they won that trade with Cleveland.”
Those people are orokamonos.
I would say the same thing about Colin Rea, Drew Pomeranz and Chris Paddack.
“Clevinger’s delivery has always been an injury waiting to happen.”
And it was reported on several baseball news sites including MLBTR that Colin Rea and Chris Paddack had elbow trouble BEFORE the Padres traded them.
The only injury time Kluber missed in Cleveland was when he was hit by a line drive fracturing his right arm in 2019. Other than that, he was very reliable. so Kluber has nothing to do with this discussion.
Preller served a MLB suspension so there was a past history. There has not been any history or accusations against the Cleveland organization. So you are again wrong.
The Twins saw the medicals and accepted the Paddack trade so that is their problem. The Padres saw the medicals and accepted the Clevinger trade so that is their problem. You can’t have it both ways.
Cleveland most certainly has a history of trading pitchers who immediately get injured. I don’t buy for a single second that Cleveland didn’t know Clev was going to get injured. Definitely sus that they traded him mid-season despite claiming they were trying to contend.
The suspension was because Dave Dombrowski has friends in high places. Notice how all the Tommy John pitchers who were involved in the Pomeranz, Cashner and Rodney trades were traded to SD. And who actually cares about Drew Pomeranz taking Ibuprofen?
“The Twins saw the medicals and accepted the Paddack trade so that is their problem.”
My original point was that people keep accusing Preller of fudging Paddack’s medicals despite that part of your comment being 100% true.
Go ahead and continue whining. Don’t let facts get in the way. You want it both ways. Paddack had an injury history, yet the Twins made the trade.
Clevinger had an injury history, yet the Padres accepted the risk.
Cleveland had starting pitching depth and filled needs with the Clevinger trade.
I don’t want it both ways actually. I want people to stop accusing Preller of fudging Paddack’s medicals.
When is the last time someone made the WS after trading their #2/3 starter in-season?
I have not been one of the people accusing Preller about Paddack so quit dumping that on me. I thought the Mets and Twins were both nuts to wanting Paddack. Besides the injury concern, he just wasn’t that good.
Look at all of the trades that Cleveland has made the past several years. They have traded players with limited control and acquired MLB or MLB ready players at areas of need, as well as prospects, so that they can remain competitive. Considering they have been one of the winningest teams the last decade, they have done well with the way they do business. Cleveland is so very well operated that other teams, including the Padres, hire personnel from the Guardians,
My original comment was not directed towards you. But I will keep dumping it on you as long as you keep replying to it.
The Guardians made the playoffs for several years because all the other teams in their division were rebuilding and then got bounced in the first round of the postseason every time. Not something to be proud of. Again, when is the last time a team traded a core player in-season and then made the WS that year?
Cleveland made it to the seventh game of the World Series, so you are wrong again,
I keep commenting because you spout misinformation and just plain whine. Grow up. The Padres have made mistakes in trades. You are whining as bad as you say the Twins fans are.
They didn’t sell off any core players the year they made the WS. They actually made a big win-now move with the Andrew Miller trade. THINK JOHNNY BOY THINK!
And yes, the Padres have made tons of mistakes in trades. No one who isn’t a Preller homer denies that.
I let you be the legendary whiner when it comes to the Padres.
In every trade that Cleveland has made, they always balance the needs of today and look to the future. Even the Miller trade helped 2016 and the next two seasons. So, they have been consistent to their ways. To be a consistent winner on a small market budget, shows how well that the Guardians are operated. With a strong farm system, their future remains very bright. The Guardians of today are so much better from the Clevinger trade. Josh Naylor, Cal Quantril, Owen Miller, and even Austin Hedges are filling more important needs for the Guardians than Clevinger would have, and they still have Gabriel Arias coming.
Have a good week.
The Miller trade was 100% a win-now trade. A bunch of prospects for an established veteran. Which proves my point that teams that are trying to win now are supposed to make win-now trades.
The Clevinger trade, OTOH, was 100% a win later trade. Unless the Guardians knew that he was about to get injured in which case the Padres probably have a legitimate case to nix or renegotiate the trade.
And as for the Guardians being better positioned now due to the Clevinger trade, thanks for the laugh. Do you just not realize that you literally JUST described every win later trade ever? Of COURSE they are better positioned now because of that trade. That is how win later trades work. The point is they were ostensibly trying to win in 2020 and as such had no business making win-later trades.
The Guardians’ window has closed. They are now a below .500 team and the Twins and White Sox have returned to relevance.
Nobody is accusing anyone for the Paddack trade. Just one troll in the comments. This season well before this trade, the Mets almost pulled the trigger on a deal for Paddack, Hosmer, a reliever and $30 million. The Mets cancelled the deal because they knew Paddack’s injury was only a matter of time. That was reported publicly. I was surprised that the Twins were stupid enough to trade for him but they did. Pitcher injuries are part of the game. Every other day I read about another TJ surgery on this site.
100%? Miller was a key piece of the 2017 and 2018 teams so it was a future trade as well. As for Cleveland’s window being closed, you are wrong again. The future is extremely bright for the Cleveland Guardians with Espino, Rocchio, Valera, Arias, Williams, and others to add to Ramirez and our young core. Again, you have no clue on the Guardians. Also, Cleveland made the playoffs in 2020. Cleveland is 4-1 so far this season vs Chicago and 17-12 over the last two years with 3/5 of our starting rotation out in 2021 for several months.. Chicago and Minnesota are relevant, but not dominate in any way. Chicago also has the worst farm system in baseball.
Stick to the Padres. You have no clue about the Guardians
Have a good Monday.
“Nobody is accusing anyone for the Paddack trade.”
I can find dozens of comments on here and posts on Twitter that say otherwise.
“100%? Miller was a key piece of the 2017 and 2018 teams so it was a future trade as well.”
A player doesn’t have to be a rental for it to be a win now trade. The Guardians gave up what? A combined 24 years of control for a guy with 2.5 years of control left? It was a win-now move.
“As for Cleveland’s window being closed, you are wrong again. The future is extremely bright for the Cleveland Guardians with Espino, Rocchio, Valera, Arias, Williams, and others to add to Ramirez and our young core.
Those are just prospects until they prove otherwise. Prospects bust all the time.
“Also, Cleveland made the playoffs in 2020.”
Yeah. So did more than half the other teams in MLB. They then got bounced in the first round again.
“Cleveland is 4-1 so far this season vs Chicago…”
Holy sample size Batman!
“Chicago and Minnesota are relevant, but not dominate in any way.”
Moreso than the Guardians.
“Stick to the Padres. You have no clue about the Guardians”
You have no clue about either.
NOW have a good Monday.
@legendary Damn your smart and you highlighted the word Before…Paddack was injured after his rookie year with a lot of various injuries so they should have known about it BEFORE (see what I did) the trade. The Mets doctors had serious issue with his medical reports so there was no trade with them.
For being so brilliant legendary, you must be a politician.
They also traded Bauer midseason while they were trying to contend. Bauer didn’t suffer any injury.
They did not trade Bieber and he suffered an injury thay caused him to miss a bulk of last year and his velocity is still down.
@CKinSTL Bauer won the Cy Young in 2020. Trading him made the Guardians worse for 2019-20. Full stop.
@VegasatNights You mock my intelligence yet you don’t even know the difference between your and you’re? That is hilarious.
Nomar comes to mind
Wow 1 guy 14 years ago
I’m not getting your point. You initially said it was “sus” that they would trade Clevinger while modseason while trying to compete.. they did the exact same thing the prior year with Bauer. It was a pattern of dealing from their pitching depth to get young, controllable talent.
Yes and look how it worked out for them. They made the postseason only because they play in a weak division only to get destroyed in the first round. And don’t try to argue that trading Bauer made them better in the short term. He won the CYA in 2020, his last year of control.
The rumored trade between the Padres and Mets with Paddack reportedly broke down with Paddack’s medicals. Obviously, the Twins took the risk anyway. That is not on the Padres in my opinion.
Yeah. The Mets were smart. If a bunch of nobodies on the internet knew Chris Paddack needed TJ what excuse do the Twins have for not knowing it?
The first rule of building a rotation…..you can NEVER have enough arms. Injuries are inevitable so the stock piling should be their ace in the hole.
“ you can NEVER have enough arms.”
You’re right, but I’ve still never seen more than two on any one player!
Garvey had forearms
It’s still early, but Melvin seems to have these guys on the right track. Must be that stoic demeanor.
Melvin is a big part of it. He’s actually forcing the players to practice fundamentals before games. Machado and Hosmer look like themselves playing for a real manager that expects his players to play hard and respect both the opposing teams and the game.
Niebla’s influence as pitching coach is only beginning to be felt. He’s the best thing that happened to Musgrove, Gore, and Clevinger to start. He has the bullpen guys pitching decently with Taylor Rogers being all-world.
And the majority owner has kept Preller in his own lane, assuring that there aren’t special considerations for showboats.
Looks like an entirely different team on the field. The players actually display a decent Baseball IQ. They can win the NLW this year.
I’d agree with everything except the comment about siedler and preller. Siedler has shown full faith in preller, justified or not, and has given him free reign. So yeah, think you’re grasping at straws there.
But the rest of your comment I agree with. Melvin and niebla have been huge and got these big name players playing like they should be
He’s done. Tried coming back but his body has just broke down. Hang up the cleats.
You obviously missed his last start.
Rofl, when talking out your ass sounds like a good idea, then perhaps you should just stay off the internet.
Clev has been dealing since he returned, and in his last start he gave up one hit over 6 innings and threw like 75 pitches. Him on the IL is precautionary, as Melvin just said in their post game presser, it’s early in the season and they have many great arms, no need to rush him. He will be fine
He’s thrown 14 innings and he’s already back on the shelf, might want to temper any expectations you have for him this year.
Before you pretend to know what’s going on, go watch Melvin’s post game presser, he goes over it and basically says it’s not serious, just playing it safe
Oh yes, because a team has never downplayed injuries…
If he has to go on the IL for precautionary reasons, that’s STILL a reason to temper expectations. Continue to be a homer though, it’s funny to watch pads fan constantly ignore reality.
Triceps injuries aren’t uncommon post TJS because of a variety of reasons, two of which are: a change in the technique of the pitcher post-TJS, however slight; and the added stresses that injuries to one area put on other muscles/tendons in other areas.
You didn’t watch his last start. Also, during Melvin’s interview, he said that Clev wanted to continue to pitch, but with the current state of the rotation, they didn’t have to take that chance, so he’s getting some time. He also said that it was a small thing, but they shut him down to make sure it doesn’t progress.
I guess most of you haters had a bad day. Can’t stand the Padres having some success so far this season. I didn’t read one comment that said “I hope he gets back soon. He’s having a good year so far.” Well, I hope he gets back soon and continues to have a good year.
Haters gonna hate.
Melvin just gave his presser and the IL trip is precaution. He’s doing very great since returning. It’s early in the season so no rush, and we have many great starters, so no need to rush him.
He will be back, and will be dealing again.
Good year so far? He’s thrown 14 innings. He’s had had a few good outings, but I think most people can appreciate the SSS. If he can continue to pitch well and stay on the field, good for him, but I wouldn’t count on it.
You obviously didn’t see Melvin’s post game presser. If the padres weren’t so deep at SP, Clev would be starting
…but he’s not. So he’s still thrown 14ip and will still need to show he can do it over a big sample size and stay healthy. Keep repeating the same thing like you are though, it removes any doubt that you are an NPC.
The best thing about Clevinger pitching well is that the Padres don’t need to count on him. They have 7 good starters. Clevinger is just one of them. Anything they get from him is a bonus at this point.
As Melvin just said, this is more a precautionary thing than anything. It’s early in the season and he already had 2 TJ surgeries.
He will be back and be just fine, but this is why having darvish, manaea, musgrove, clevinger, gore Snell and Martinez is a great thing
Do you know if Melvin said anything about the IL stint for Clev as being precautionary?
@Samuel Yes, he did. Immediately after their game today he said it was precautionary. That it’s still early in the season and they have the depth to let him come back 100%. No need to rush.
Clev wanted to start tomorrow and would if not for the luxury of supreme depth at SP. They will baby him early on this season in prep for his readiness later in season. This isn’t a setback, it’s verification that he’s looking really good, so good the team wants him fresh to play a critical role in October.
Exactly, ppl see IL and pretend they know what they are talking about and didn’t even bother to watch Melvin’s post game presser
Pretty sure he was mocking you for being stupidly repetitive.
No mock, just repeating what Melvin and Sunshine conveyed to the media.
Hope he heals up and gradually eases into consistency. Why push him with such solid depth. We need him if we are in the post season
Which makes the most sense. He’s stressing other areas of his body in different ways due to his return from TJS. It’s wise to ease back into throwing. How many players have had setbacks during their injury recoveries? Many, especially when recovering from TJS. It’s a wise move, obviously. Like you said, there’s simply no need to rush this & they recognize that.
Somewhere someone must have projected the Padres’ recent records had Preller never made a trade.
Just on this one, Josh Naylor, Owen Miller and Cal Quantrill are not making the Clevenger injuries nor Preller’s track record look any better.
Yet, in the grand scheme of things, the Padres are doing much better than the Guardians. Clev would be starting if they didn’t have as many quality starters that they do
But are the Padres better off as a result of the trade? With the benefit of hindsight, it seems they’d be better off with Quant in their rotation than Clevinger.
As for the Padres doing much better.. so far this year, that is true. I think the Padres will make the playoffs but it is worth remembering they were in a similar position last season at this time. After the trade both teams made the playoffs but were insignificant in 2020. Both teams finished around .500 in 2021.
Since you asked. Yes they very well may be better off with Clev than Quant, especially in playoffs.
Sure in a snowstorm in the Mojave Desert kind of way
Mojave is a cold desert for sure
Brew – if Clev helps them with a deep run, nobody will care about the trade anymore. He definitely has the talent to do so.
At this point in the trade, anything he can give is a bonus.
Quantrill could help them with 4 deep runs. Plus the other guys who were in that trade.
Guess what I’m saying is a healthy Clev would probably be more useful to this team in the playoffs than the others. But overall, of course the trade didn’t work out for Pads.
Cal Quantrill has a 3.48 ERA rn and has been worth half a win so far this season. Not just a guy who “might” help a team 3 years from now.
Fully aware of that. Would still rather have Clev start game 3 of pennant series than Quantrill
Cal Quantrill has a 3.48 ERA, 25K and a 1.19 WHIP in 41 innings. Mike Clevinger has a 3.21 ERA, 15K and a 1.14 WHIP in 14 innings. Clevingers numbers are better between these 2 statistically insignificant samples.
Lifetime: Quantrill-3.62 ERA in 326 innings.
Clevinger-3.19 ERA in 556 innings.
I choose Clevinger personally.
1. We don’t get what Clevinger or Quantrill did then. We get what they are doing now.
2. Clevinger can only do that when he’s not injured. Which is never.
3. Quantrill has 3 more years of control than Clevinger.
4. Quantrill wasn’t the only player the Padres gave up in that trade.
Just let it go man. Cleveland schooled San Diego in that trade.
I don’t think there is a “right” answer to a comparison that has no frame. I just have personal preference for who I’d want to pitch game 3 of playoffs, that was my frame. Since Cleveland won’t be in the playoffs, I guess it’s not a comparison.
Cleveland didn’t school SD, Cleveland sent a star pitcher who needed TJS., lay off the nuance.
Same here. I am not saying San Diego won that trade by any means. What I am saying is that currently Clevinger has been pitching like his old self and that is far more valuable in the playoffs than Quantrill. Yes the Guardians are going to get far more WAR value from the players they got than the Padres will from Clevinger. It was a now for later trade. Right now Clevinger is more valuable to the Padres than Quantrill would be.
@Brew88 Cleveland did to SD what Will Smith did to Chris Rock in that trade.
@Javia135 That’s funny because Quantrill has more WAR in 2022 than Clevinger (both BBRef and Fangraphs). To say nothing of the fact that he wasn’t the only player the Padres gave up in that trade and is controlled through 2025.
The Guardians destroyed the Padres in the Clevinger trade. You just have to face reality.