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Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Should be healthy for spring
Cleavinger, who underwent surgery May 17 to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee, is expected to be fully healthy in advance of spring training, MLB.com reports.
After injuring his knee in a May 7 relief appearance, Cleavinger was diagnosed with a torn ACL a day later, but he wasn't revealed to have suffered any meniscus damage at that time. He ultimately required a surgical fix for both knee issues, but his recovery timeline shouldn't be affected in any dramatic way. If back to 100 percent next spring training as anticipated, Cleavinger will be vying for a high-leverage role in the Tampa Bay bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Transferred to 60-day IL
Cleavinger was transferred to the 60-day injured list by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for waiver claim Zack Littell. Cleavinger is likely done for the season after tearing his right ACL last weekend.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Diagnosed with torn ACL
Cleavinger (knee), who was placed on the 15-day injured list earlier Monday, is likely to miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a torn right ACL, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Cleavinger hurt his knee when he collided with the Yankees' Aaron Hicks during Sunday's game, and an MRI has evidently revealed a worst-case scenario. It's a bummer for Cleavinger and a blow to the Rays bullpen, as the left-hander boasts a 2.64 ERA and 39:10 K:BB over 30.2 innings since joining Tampa Bay's relief corps last season.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Placed on IL
Cleavinger was placed on the 15-day injured list by the Rays on Monday with a right knee sprain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The severity of the sprain isn't clear, but the injury will cost Cleavinger at least a couple weeks of action. He was hurt during Sunday's game versus the Yankees when he tripped over Aaron Hicks' leg during a rundown. Trevor Kelley is taking Cleavinger's spot on the roster and in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Headed to IL with knee injury
Cleavinger is likely headed to the injured list after being removed from Sunday's appearance versus the Yankees due to a right knee injury, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Cleavinger hurt himself when he tripped over Aaron Hicks' leg while trying to tag him during a rundown in the 10th inning. Rays manager Kevin Cash said after the contest that he didn't have an update on the reliever's condition other than it would "likely" result in a trip to the IL. Cleavinger holds a 3.00 ERA and 14:6 K:BB over 12 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Set for key role in bullpen
Cleavinger is expected to secure a high-leverage role in the Rays' bullpen in 2023, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Cleavinger spent the 2022 season with both the Dodgers and Rays, though he got his most consistent chances in the major leagues with Tampa Bay. He responded by delivering a 3.91 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, while also maintaining an impressive 32:7 K:BB across 23 frames. Cleavinger isn't projected to immediately factor into the mix for saves, though he could pitch in the ninth inning when the opposition has a lefty-heavy portion of their lineup due to hit.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Recalled by Rays
Cleavinger was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Cleavinger was traded from the Dodgers to the Rays at the beginning of August, and he posted a 1.00 ERA and 0.56 WHIP in nine innings over nine relief appearances at Durham over the last several weeks. The southpaw should serve mainly as a middle reliever with the major-league club.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Cleavinger: Headed to Tampa Bay
The Rays acquired Cleavinger from the Dodgers on Monday in exchange for minor-league outfielder German Tapia, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Cleavinger, a 28-year-old lefty reliever has made four appearances for the Dodgers this season but has otherwise spent most of the campaign at Triple-A Oklahoma City, with whom he's generated a 2.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 47:17 K:BB across 29 innings. The Rays could give him a look out of their bullpen at some point in the second half, but for the time being, he'll report to Triple-A Durham with his new organization.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Sent back to minors
The Dodgers optioned Cleavinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Cleavinger's demotion comes after he imploded in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Nationals while failing to protect a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning. The lefty needed 36 pitches to record five outs and was charged with six runs (four earned) on three hits, a walk and a hit batsmen en route to taking the loss. The Dodgers called up Jake Reed from Triple-A to provide the team with a fresh option out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Called up from Triple-A
Cleavinger was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Cleavinger hasn't pitched in the majors since mid-May but will rejoin the Dodgers early in the second half of the season. The 28-year-old has pitched well at Triple-A this year, posting a 2.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 47:17 K:BB across 29 innings.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Returns to minors
Cleavinger was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The 28-year-old was promoted Friday when Clayton Kershaw (pelvis) was placed on the injured list and will return to the minors after firing a scoreless inning Saturday. Cleavinger has given up one run with a 4:2 K:BB over 2.2 frames in the majors this season.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Rejoins big club
Cleavinger was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
The 28-year-old was demoted to Triple-A at the start of May but will return to the majors with Clayton Kershaw (hip) landing on the injured list. Cleavinger had a 3.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 21:12 K:BB over 18 innings for the Dodgers in 2021, and he's allowed one run over 1.2 frames through two outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Sent to Triple-A
Cleavinger was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Cleavinger has two appearances for the Dodgers this season and has given up one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks over 1.2 innings. He'll head back to the minors with Tommy Kahnle (elbow) being activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Recalled by Dodgers
Cleavinger was recalled by the Dodgers on Friday.
Cleavinger was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, but he'll rejoin the major-league bullpen after Blake Treinen (shoulder) was placed on the injured list. Cleavinger allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning during his season debut with the Dodgers last week.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Moves to minors
The Dodgers optioned Cleavinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Los Angeles will swap the left-handed Cleavinger out of its bullpen in exchange for a right-hander in Phil Bickford, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. After earning a spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, Cleavinger made only one relief appearance over the team's first eight games.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Set to pitch Monday
Cleavinger (oblique) is scheduled to make an appearance in relief Monday in the Dodgers' Cactus League game against the White Sox, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Cleavinger concluded the 2021 campaign on the Dodgers' 60-day injured list due to a right oblique strain, but the fact that he was able to make five minor-league rehab appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City in late September and early October suggested that he entered the offseason at close to optimal health. Now ready to go for big-league camp this spring, Cleavinger will be vying for a low-leverage role in Los Angeles' Opening Day bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Begins rehab assignment
Cleavinger (oblique) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, per Eric Stephen of SBNation.com.
Cleavinger is currently on the 60-day IL, so he isn't eligible to return to the big club this season. That said, he is clearly progressing from his oblique injury given his ability to pitch in minor-league games. In two rehab outings, he has given up two runs (one earned) while striking out four batters over 1.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: Oblique injury ends season
Cleavinger (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
This effectively ends Cleavinger's season, as he last pitched Aug. 6. The move opens a spot on the 40-man roster for Steven Souza.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Garrett Cleavinger: No timeline for return
Cleavinger (oblique) continues to conduct his rehab program at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona, but manager Dave Roberts said the lefty reliever is "a ways away" from coming off the 10-day injured list, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Cleavinger has been on the IL since Aug. 8 with a right oblique strain. Even before the injury surfaced, Cleavinger hadn't seen much use in high-leverage spots. Over his 22 appearances on the season, he's compiled a 3.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP.... See More ... See Less
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