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Mike Clevinger To Undergo Tommy John

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The Padres big trade deadline acquisition was Mike Clevinger and they finally had a longterm ace. Clevinger had some injury concerns when arriving in San Diego, but recent reports indicated that he was healthy again.

That is no longer the case. Clevinger, who posted a 3.02 ERA in 2020 across stints with the Indians and Padres, has a lifetime 3.19 ERA and struck out 603 in 542 innings of work. He broke out in 2019 when he posted a 2.71 ERA in 26 games.

In a weird, Padres turn of events, he will require Tommy John Surgery and miss all of 2021 due to a UCL injury, but they extended him through 2022, all in one announcement. His surgery will take place on November 17th, while the contract buys out his remaining arbitration seasons.

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