Report: Padres RHP Clevinger set for elbow procedure

Field Level Media

October 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm.

San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his pitching elbow to repair an injury that is not as bad as originally feared, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Clevinger, who made just one brief appearance in the Padres’ six postseason games, will have the surgery to repair an elbow impingement. No structural damage was discovered after Clevinger was forced to leave consecutive outings.

The starter, who was acquired at the midseason trade deadline to fortify a playoff-bound pitching staff, left a Sept. 23 outing against the Los Angeles Angels after just one inning. He was not included on the team’s roster for the National League wild-card round.

The 29-year old was then added on the team’s NL Division Series roster and started Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but again left after one inning with elbow discomfort.

Clevinger is expected to be at full strength when spring training starts in February. He was 2-1 in four starts with the Padres down the stretch and a combined 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA in eight starts with both the Cleveland Indians and Padres this season.

In five seasons, the former fourth-round draft pick by the Angels, is 44-23 with a 3.19 ERA in 105 career appearances (92 starts) and has 603 strikeouts over 542 1/3 innings.