Padres' Mike Clevinger lands on injured list with illness, putting playoff availability in question

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The San Diego Padres on Wednesday positioned right-handed starter Mike Clevinger on the 15-day hurt list due to the fact that of a health problem. Most seriously, this suggests Clevinger might miss out on the upcoming best-of-three Wild Card Series versus the New York Mets. Manager Bob Melvin on Tuesday recommended to press reporters that Clevinger would not get a start in the wild-card round. However, he most likely would’ve remained in the bullpen mix and might’ve filled a maybe crucial multi-inning relief function. 

In regards to rotation versus the Mets, the Padres figure to opt for Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, and Blake Snell in some yet-to-be-determined order. The Wild Card Series starts on Friday night in New York.

Clevinger had actually been slated to make a shortened start on Wednesday versus the San Francisco Giants, however rather right-hander Nabil Crissmat, who was called from Triple-A El Paso in a matching relocation, will make the start. 

This season, Clevinger, 31, has actually pitched to a 4.33 AGE (86 AGE+) in 114 13/3 innings with a 2.60 K/BB ratio. In regards to run avoidance and success at the command-and-control level, those numbers are shy of his typical requirements. Earlier this season, Clevinger missed out on time with knee and triceps muscles injuries and likewise hung out on the IL due to the fact that of COVID-19. 

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