San Diego Padres acquire starting pitcher Mike Clevinger in deal with Cleveland Indians

Posted at 8:37 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 11:59:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The San Diego Padres have acquired Mike Clevinger from the Cleveland Indians, who is considered by many baseball analysts as one of the top starting pitchers in the league.

According to MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal, the Padres acquired Clevinger, Greg Allen, and a player to be named later for a package that includes three major league players -- catcher Austin Hedges, pitcher Cal Quantrill and OF/1B Josh Naylor -- and minor league prospects pitcher Joey Cantillo, SS Gabriel Arias, IF Owen Miller.

Clevinger, 29, is 1-1 on the season with a 3.18 earned run average.

Allen, 27, is a switch-hitting outfielder who grew up in San Diego. He attended Hilltop High School in Chula Vista and went on to star at San Diego State University.

Monday's trade, made about five hours before MLB's trade deadline, was the Padres' fifth deal in the past three days.

Since Saturday, the Friars have brought in DH Mitch Moreland (trade with Boston Red Sox); closer Trevor Rosenthal (trade with Kansas City Royals); catcher Jason Castro (trade with LA Angels); catcher Austin Nola, pitchers Dan Altavilla and Austin Adams (trade with Seattle Mariners).