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Mike Clevinger to have Tommy John surgery

The Padres announced today that pitcher Mike Clevinger has signed a two year contract extension and will undergo Tommy John surgery

Division Series - San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The San Diego Padres announced today that they have signed pitcher Mike Clevinger to a two year contract extension, buying out his final two arbitration seasons, and that Clevinger will be undergoing Tommy John surgery tomorrow.

Clevinger will miss all of 2021, which would help explain why the Padres and Clevinger agreed to a two year deal, which eliminates some financial uncertainty and allows the Padres to know what they are investing in Clevinger, knowing that they will only get one healthy year from him.

This is a big blow for the Padres, who gave up a six player package to land a Clevinger from the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline. Clevinger was expected to front the Padres’ rotation for their playoff run, but instead, he made just four regular season starts for San Diego due to his elbow problems, then was pulled after just one inning in his one playoff start.