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Tribe lose another pitcher; Aaron Civale out 4-5 weeks with injured finger

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 5:02 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:42 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The news keeps getting worse for the Indians pitching staff.

Already without starters Shane Bieber and Zach Plesac, Cleveland will now be without pitcher Aaron Civale for the next 4-5 weeks.

Civale has a sprained middle finger on his throwing hand and will be shut down from throwing for the next 2 weeks.

“He’s pretty sore,” said manager Terry Francona Tuesday afternoon on a media zoom call. “We’re prepared that he’s gonna miss some time.”

Civale hurt himself Monday night in the 5th inning of his start against the Cubs at Wrigley Field and had to leave the game, an eventual 4-0 Indians win.

Civale is 10-2 this season with a 3.32 ERA.

Cleveland ranks 14th in team ERA at 4.11 and is second in the American League Central at 40-31, 2.5 games behind the first-place White Sox.

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