White Sox Place Mike Clevinger on Waivers, Opening Possibility for Team Changes
– The White Sox have placed pitcher Mike Clevinger on waivers, according to a report from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
– If another team claims Clevinger within the 47-hour window, the White Sox will likely let the claim go through, as playoff and fringe postseason teams are often in need of additional pitching options.
In this latest development, the White Sox have made the decision to place pitcher Mike Clevinger on waivers, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. This move opens up the possibility of changes within the team’s roster. Other players currently on waivers include Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader, Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco, and Tigers relief pitcher José Cisnero.
However, placing a player on waivers does not necessarily mean they will be immediately removed from the team. Teams have 47 hours from the time of waiver placement to claim Clevinger. If another team claims him, the White Sox cannot revoke the waiver placement and must send him to the claiming team.
If no team claims Clevinger within the specified time frame, the White Sox have two options. They can either release him or attempt to place him in the minor leagues. In the latter scenario, Clevinger has the choice to become a free agent, with the White Sox remaining responsible for his salary.
It is highly likely that if another team claims Clevinger, the White Sox will allow the claim to go through. Playoff and fringe postseason teams often require additional pitching options, and Clevinger has been reliable this season as a backend starter.
The White Sox signed Clevinger to a one-year contract worth $12 million in December 2022. In January, he faced accusations of domestic violence and child abuse, which were investigated by MLB but found no clear evidence of wrongdoing.
This season, Clevinger has maintained a 3.32 ERA in nearly 100 innings and 18 starts. He has struck out 85 batters and walked 38.