SP - FA
The Chicago White Sox have declined their half of a 2024 mutual option on pitcher Mike Clevinger.
Rather than pay the right-hander $12 million for the 2024 season, the White Sox decided to cut ties and pay Clevinger a $4 million buyout. He posted a 3.77 ERA across 24 starts with the club in the 2023 season.
Mike Clevinger went six strong innings with seven strikeouts and just two runs allowed against the Royals on Wednesday.
Clevinger continues to be a reliable fantasy option with his consistent strikeout numbers and solid overall performance this season. While his win-loss record may not be impressive, his ability to limit walks and generate swings and misses make him a valuable asset for fantasy owners.
Mike Clevinger turned in a dominant performance against the Tigers on Friday, tossing seven scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and no walks.
The right-hander also racked up seven strikeouts en route to his first win of the season. Clevinger's strong outing lowered his season ERA to 3.64 and his WHIP to 1.24. Although his strikeout rate sits at a modest 7.7 K/9, his solid command and ability to limit hard contact have helped him maintain a respectable FIP of 4.42. With this impressive start, Clevinger has shown he can be a reliable fantasy option moving forward.
Mike Clevinger allowed eight runs on 12 hits across four innings on Saturday against the Tigers.
It was the first start for Clevinger after he went unclaimed on waivers. He still boasts a strong 3.90 ERA despite the rough outing.
The White Sox placed RHP Mike Clevinger on waivers Tuesday.
Clevinger joins a group of veterans that were placed on waivers around the league Tuesday. The 32-year-old starter should generate a lot of interest considering he could bolster a rotation ahead of the playoffs. Clevinger has a 3.32 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 85 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings pitched this season.