Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger at least 6 to 8 weeks
CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians placed pitcher Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list, but he will be out much longer.
The right-hander had an MRI and was diagnosed with a high-grade strain in a major muscle in his upper back, according to the team. He will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks to determine if he’s ready to resume throwing.
Clevinger left Saturday’s game after five scoreless innings with upper back tightness. He hasn’t allowed a run in 12 innings over his two starts.
The Tribe plays the Tigers in Detroit at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. Corey Kluber, who is 0-2 this season, will take the the mound.