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Padres’ Mike Clevinger Leaves Game with Biceps Tightness, Awaits MRI



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The San Diego Padres are awaiting the results of an MRI on starter Mike Clevinger, who was yanked after just one inning in his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday due to tightness in the biceps tendon area of his throwing arm.

Clevinger’s start had been pushed back from Saturday night due to tightness in his right biceps. Clevinger threw a bullpen session on Monday and seemed to be good enough to go for Wednesday’s start.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler said that the team is awaiting the results of an MRI.

“It would be a big blow if we lost Clev,” Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer said (h/t ESPN). “I think a lot of us position players were kind of asking the same thing, whether or not he had been scheduled to throw that amount or what was going on. We’re hoping for the best news.”

Clevinger is 3-2 overall this season, with a 3.02 ERA and 40 strikeouts, and includes his time with the Cleveland Indians, who traded him to San Diego at the trade deadline.

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