The White Sox shared some unfortunate news just minutes before Sunday’s series finale against the Royals.
Right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger has been placed on the 15-day injured list with inflammation in his right wrist. A corresponding roster move will be made prior to tomorrow night’s game in Cleveland.
Clevinger, 32, is 3-3 with a respectable 4.56 ERA (24 ER/47.1 IP) and 40 strikeouts in nine starts this season. He was also coming off back-to-back quality outings.
It is unclear how long the starting pitcher is expected to be miss, but with Davis Martin having undergone Tommy John surgery earlier this week, the White Sox’s options to replace him look pretty thin. Right-hander Jesse Scholtens was supposed to start Sunday for Charlotte but was scratched, which seems to indicate that he will be promoted and start in Clevinger’s place on Monday.
Scholtens, 29, has a 3.99 ERA in seven starts with Triple-A Charlotte so far in 2023. He also made two major league appearances in April, allowing one earned run in three innings.
Let’s hope Clevinger’s time on the shelf is brief, as health will be incredibly important to the White Sox’s hopes of getting back into contention.
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Amazing to hear another player hit the injured list…. Not.