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Will Mike Clevinger be traded from Cleveland Indians?

Reports have surfaced that suggest pitcher Mike Clevinger may be headed to the Chicago White Sox.
Credit: Tony Dejak/AP
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — The clock is ticking.

With Major League Baseball’s trade deadline striking at 4 p.m. Monday, talk is swirling that Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger might be traded from the team.

“The most intriguing trade talks before Monday’s trade deadline are between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, who are actively involved in discussions on a deal that would send Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger to Chicago, according to two persons with direct knowledge of the talks,” according to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale on Sunday.

Clevinger, 29, returned to the mound for the Tribe last week after he was pulled from action for more than a month after violating COVID-19 safety protocols while the team was on the road.

"There is an implicit trust that each of my teammates share as we navigate a season during this pandemic, and I broke that trust,” Clevinger said in an apology earlier this month. “In Chicago, I made the mistake of violating the protocols but the biggest mistake of all was not immediately coming clean to my teammates."

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Clevinger's first game pitching for the Indians came in May 2016. 

As of Monday morning, the Tribe is tied with the White Sox in the AL Central with 21 wins apiece.

We've featured him several times in our "Beyond the Dugout" interview series with 3News' Dave Chudowsky. You can watch our most-recent segment with Clevinger from earlier this year in the player below.