Clevinger pitched the first five seasons of his career in a Guardians uniform before being traded to the San Diego Padres.
On Sunday, the free agent right-hander signed a deal with the Guardians’ AL Central rivals, the Chicago White Sox.
The White Sox have not confirmed the signing.
The 31-year-old made his return from Tommy John surgery this year and posted a 7-7 record with a 4.33 ERA in 23 appearances and 22 starts
The deal is pending a physical.
The Chicago White Sox are in agreement with RHP Mike Clevinger, pending a physical.
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Clevinger Returns To AL Central
While Clevinger is not returning to the Guardians, he will at least be pitching in a division that he is quite familiar with from his days in Cleveland.
The righty made his debut with the Guardians in 2016.
Within a year, Clevinger became a fixture in the Guardians rotation.
For his career, the veteran right-hander owns a 51-30 record and a lifetime ERA of 3.39.
With Quantrill, Triston McKenzie, and Shane Bieber in their rotation, there likely was not a fit for Clevinger in Cleveland, but the White Sox, who finished 11 games behind the Guardians in the AL Central in 2022, had a need for starting pitching, and will thus add the right-hander to an already talented group of starters.