Cleveland Indians Pitcher Mike Clevinger to Miss 6 to 8 Weeks
The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 2019 Major League roster:
RecalledRHP NICK WITTGRENfrom Triple-A Columbus.
PlacedRHP MIKE CLEVINGERon the 10-day Injured List (retroactive, April 8) with a right upper back/Teres major muscle strain.
Wittgren, 27, was acquired via trade from the Miami Marlins on February 4 and made eight relief appearances this spring with Cleveland, posting a 3.86 ERA (9.1IP, 6H, 4R/ER, 1BB, 6SO, .188 avg). He was optioned to AAA Columbus on March 23 and has made two appearances to date with the Clippers (3.86 ERA, 1ER/2.1IP/4SO).
Clevinger left his most recent start after 5.0 innings of work on Sunday, April 7 vs. Toronto. He has not allowed a run over his 12.0 innings pitched over two starts to date. It is his first career trip to the Major League Injured List.
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