San Diego Padres pitcher Mike Clevinger to undergo Tommy John surgery, miss 2021 season

Team also signed Clevinger to 2-year contract
Mike Clevinger San Diego Padres
Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 10:31:58-05

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres say pitcher Mike Clevinger needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2021 season.

The Padres made the announcement after reaching an agreement with the right-hander on an $11.5 million, two-year contract.

Clevinger's surgery is set for Tuesday.

The Padres got Clevinger in a trade with Cleveland on Aug. 31. He left his last start of the regular season with what was later described as an elbow impingement.

He missed the wild-card series against St. Louis and then was removed in the second inning of the NL Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after his velocity dipped dramatically.