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Tue, Jun 6 @ 7:10 pm ET
vs Boston Red Sox (30-30)
  • Progressive Field
  • CLE -130, O/U 8
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
31-29 5-5 L2
27-32 6-4 W2
26-31 4-6 L3
26-35 5-5 W3
18-41 4-6 W1

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 17.2 1 1 2.04 12 4

Top Aaron Civale News

  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Returns with scoreless outing

    Civale allowed four hits and two walks over five shutout frames during Friday's loss to Minnesota. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

    Civale returned from the injured list and made his first start since April 7. He worked around danger multiple times but turned in his second scoreless outing of the season. His velocity was up across the board compared to his first two starts, including his fastball which averaged 92.5 mph. Civale will carry a 2.04 ERA into his next outing, which is lined up to come at home against the Red Sox next week.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Back from injured list

    The Guardians activated Civale (oblique) from the 15-day injured list Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    A left oblique strain forced Civale to the injured list April 10, but the 27-year-old righty is ready to return after making three rehab starts at Triple-A. Civale recorded a 4.91 ERA and 1.55 WHIP through 11 innings during his rehab assignment, so there could still be some rust to knock off, but his 16:4 K:BB offers reason for optimism. Cal Quantrill (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day IL to make room for Civale on the active roster.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Slated to return from IL on Friday

    The Guardians will activate Civale (oblique) from the 15-day injured list Friday to have him start against the Twins, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Civale has been out since early April with a left oblique strain but is now ready to rejoin the rotation after building back up over the course of three rehab starts. The 27-year-old righty looked sharp in his two starts prior to suffering the oblique injury, but he posted a 4.91 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 16:4 K:BB in 11 frames across his three rehab outings.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Records seven Ks in rehab start

    Civale (oblique) permitted four earned runs on six hits and three walks and struck out seven over 4.2 innings in his rehab start for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

    In what was the third and perhaps final start of his minor-league rehab assignment, Civale tossed 88 pitches (54 strikes) while working into the fifth inning. Though Civale wasn't as efficient as he had been over his prior two rehab outings, his ability to approach 90 pitches suggests he's ready to return from the 15-day injured list, perhaps as soon as Friday in Minnesota. The Guardians will likely clear a spot in the rotation for Civale by optioning Hunter Gaddis to Triple-A, but the team will have a tougher decision to make once Triston McKenzie (shoulder) comes off the 60-day IL as soon as Sunday or early next week. Young hurlers Logan Allen and Tanner Bibee have both made strong cases for permanent starting roles, and the Guardians could have to expand to a six-man rotation to make room for both pitchers as well as Civale and McKenzie.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Getting another rehab start

    Civale (oblique) is slated to make his third rehab start for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Even though Civale was able to get stretched out to 69 pitches in his latest rehab start Tuesday, the Guardians want to have him make one more tune-up outing in the minors before bringing him back from the 15-day injured list, where he's resided since April 10. With Triston McKenzie (shoulder) potentially making his final rehab start Tuesday, the Guardians will soon have some tough decisions to make with the rotation. Hunter Gaddis -- who is starting Sunday versus St. Louis -- will almost certainly lose his spot once either Civale or McKenzie is activated, but unless the Guardians move to a six-man rotation, one of the two high-performing rookie starters -- Tanner Bibee or Logan Allen -- could lose his spot to make room for the two veterans. Assuming Civale navigates his upcoming minor-league outing smoothly, he could be cleared to join the big-league rotation as soon as Friday in Minnesota.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Strikes out five in rehab start

    Civale (oblique) made his second rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Columbus, covering 3.1 innings and striking out five while allowing two runs on five hits and one walk.

    While Civale recorded only one more out than he did in his first rehab start last Thursday, the right-hander pushed his pitch count up from 34 to 69. Though Civale likely needs one more outing before he'll be ready to handle a normal starter's workload, the Guardians could still bring him back from the 15-day injured list for his next start, even if he's on somewhat of a limited pitch count. Civale could be activated as soon as Sunday, when he would step into the rotation spot occupied by Hunter Gaddis for the series finale with St. Louis.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Sharp in rehab outing

    Civale (oblique) threw three scoreless innings while allowing two hits and no walks with four strikeouts in a rehab outing with Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

    Civale made his first rehab appearance and threw 34 pitches. Though he was sharp, his limited pitch count likely means that he'll need another outing or two before being activated. Civale has been sidelined since April 7 with the oblique strain and will immediately slot back into the Guardians' rotation when healthy.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Pitches sim game

    Civale (oblique) was scheduled for a simulated game Saturday.

    The Guardians haven't provided an update on Civale's status since he threw a live bullpen session May 9 at the team's spring training complex. Assuming the sim game went well, he could soon be cleared for a rehab assignment some time this week. Since he's been out for over a month, there's a strong chance he could need multiple rehab starts.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Ready for live work

    Guardians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said that Civale (oblique) will throw a live batting practice session at the organization's facility in Arizona on Tuesday, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    If Civale's injured left oblique responds well to the live throwing session, Antonetti noted that the right-hander could be cleared for a simulated game at extended spring training by the end of next weekend. Civale has been on the shelf for just under a month with the injury, so he may need at least two rehab outings to get fully stretched back out for starting duty before the Guardians bring him back from the 15-day injured list. He appears to be tracking toward a return from the IL in late May or early June.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Tosses bullpen session

    Civale (oblique) completed a bullpen session Wednesday, reports.

    The side session marked the first time that Civale has taken part in mound work since he suffered a left oblique strain in his April 7 start against the Mariners. The Guardians noted that Civale felt well physically coming out of the session, and he'll be re-evaluated Friday before the team determines his next steps. Though he's now nearly a month removed from suffering the injury, Civale is without a clear timeline for a return, though Mandy Bell of notes that Civale is behind fellow starting pitcher Triston McKenzie (shoulder) in their respective rehab programs. McKenzie isn't eligible to come off the IL until May 29, so Civale likely isn't likely to return until at least early June.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Lands on IL with oblique strain

    The Guardians placed Civale on the 15-day injured list Monday with a left oblique strain, Mandy Bell of reports.

    It's not clear whether Civale tweaked his oblique during his last start on Friday or during a between-starts bullpen session, but either way he's going to be out of commission for a few weeks. Peyton Battenfield has taken his spot on the roster and could be an option to replace Civale in the rotation. Another option would be for Cleveland to insert long reliever Xzavion Curry into the rotation.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Takes loss after faltering late

    Civale (1-1) took the loss Friday, allowing four runs on nine hits and one walk over 5.2 innings in a 5-3 loss against the Mariners. He struck out five.

    Civale cruised through four shutout frames before getting tagged for two runs in the fifth and allowing a game-tying, two-out RBI double to J.P. Crawford in the sixth. Across his first two starts, Civale has pitched 12.2 innings and given up four runs while posting a modest 8:2 K:BB.

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  • Guardians' Aaron Civale: Dominates in first start

    Civale (1-0) earned the win over Seattle on Saturday, pitching seven scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and one walk while striking out three batters.

    In his 2023 debut, Civale largely silenced Seattle's bats, allowing just a pair of singles and a walk while preventing the Mariners from putting multiple runners on base in any inning. The right-hander didn't have overpowering stuff -- he notched just five swinging strikes and three punchouts -- but he consistently got ahead in counts, throwing 17 of 23 first pitches for a strike. Civale is trying to bounce back from last season, when he posted a career-worst 4.92 ERA, and he's off to a strong start with Saturday's performance.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: East Windsor, CT
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R