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Date Player
2/14/2020 Mike Clevinger, Cle, P
Clevinger underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The Indians have yet to determine a timetable for the right-hander's return, though it's possible he could miss the start of the season.

Analysis: Clevinger may not be ready for opening day, though he seems to have a chance to make his season debut sometime in early April. The 29-year-old will hold down a key role in Cleveland's rotation after an excellent 2019 campaign in which he went 13-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 21 starts and struck out 169 batters in 126 innings.
2/13/2020 Mike Leake, Ari, P
Leake has a fracture in his left wrist, though he's still hopeful of being ready for opening day.

Analysis: The injury, which Leake sustained when he fell at his home, is to his non-throwing arm, which should make for lesser recovery time. Leake went 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 starts after being acquired by Arizona from Seattle midway through last season.
2/12/2020 Cole Hamels, Atl, P
Hamels won't be ready for the start of the season after hurting his pitching shoulder during an offseason workout.

Analysis: Hamels will be shut down for at least three weeks. Anthopoulos said Wednesday the 36-year-old Hamels hurt his shoulder while throwing a weighted ball in an attempt to build strength for spring training. Hamels was 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 27 starts with the Cubs last season. He was 6-3 with a 2.98 ERA in the first half before suffering an oblique injury.
2/5/2020 James Paxton, NYY, P
Paxton had back surgery on Feb. 5 and is expected to be sidelined until May or June.

Analysis: New York said Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas performed a microscopic lumbar discectomy, in which a herniated disk is repaired, and removed a peridiscal cyst. Paxton left his final regular-season start, at Texas in Sept. 27, after one inning with what the Yankees said was a tight left glute muscle. That ended Paxton's career-best streak of victories in 10 consecutive starts. He was 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA in three postseason starts, allowing five runs in 13 innings.
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