The Chicago White Sox and right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger have agreed to a one-year deal. FanSided’s Robert Murray broke the news, and the transaction is pending a physical. Clevinger played for the White Sox last season, finishing with a 3.77 earned run average.

During the 2023 season, which earned him $8 million, Clevinger suffered biceps and wrist injuries that sidelined him for a while. He finished the season with a 9-9 record with 110 strikeouts in 131.1 innings pitched.

Around this time, he was under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged physical and child abuse. However, the team didn’t know about it because of its confidentiality.

Clevinger could be the fifth pitcher in the White Sox’s starting rotation, joining Erick Fedde, Garrett Crochet, Chris Flexen, and Michael Soroka. The White Sox had an opening after trading Dylan Cease to the San Diego Padres.

Mike Clevinger started his MLB career with the Cleveland Guardians, earning double-digit victories from 2017 to 2019. In August 2020, they traded him, Matt Waldron, and Greg Allen to the Padres. He missed the entire 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

He also dealt with knee injuries in 2022, limiting him to a 7-7 record and a 4.33 ERA. In seven MLB seasons, Clevinger has a 60-39 record, a 3.45 ERA, 804 strikeouts, and a 1.194 WHIP.

-Lance Fernandez