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Indians Officially Place Mike Clevinger on the Injured List

The Indians made the roster move that was rumored about yesterday official on Friday, placing starter Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list.

Clevinger injured his left ankle in his return to the mound Monday night against the Rangers during a 7-2 loss.

With Clevinger on the IL, the team has recalled relief pitcher Josh Smith.

It may be a one-day stint for Smith, as the team is expected to call up righty Aaron Civale to start Saturday’s game against the Tigers.

In two starts with AAA Columbus Civale is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA. He was an impressive 4-0 with AA Akron with a 2.67 ERA before getting the call up to the Clippers.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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