Indians Get Troubling News With Latest Aaron Civale Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
Aaron Civale's latest injury update is troubling news for the Cleveland Indians.
Aaron Civale's latest injury update is troubling news for the Cleveland Indians. / Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale was dealing through 4.2 innings on Monday night against the Chicago Cubs. He had kept Chicago scoreless, only allowing three hits in 64 pitches. Ultimately, Indians manager Terry Francona pulled Civale early in the middle of another strong start from the righty.

Naturally, this raised concern and suspicions for Indians fans before some troubling news was revealed from the organization. According to reports, Civale will be seen by a hand specialist due to an issue with the middle finger on his pitching hand. Ironically, this is the same hand specialist who worked with Zach Plesac and Roberto Perez, both rehabbing fractured fingers.

Aaron Civale Injury Update

Nothing official has been released on Civale's injury yet, but this is certainly a troublesome sign for Cleveland. Civale has been the Indians' best pitcher in 2021, pitching to a 3.32 ERA through 15 starts. He's been an absolute workhorse, leading the MLB with 97.2 innings pitched and 384 batters faced.

Cleveland will hope this ailment is nothing serious considering the team finds themselves in the middle of an AL Central division race that's heating up. The Indians are 40-30 on the year and trail the first-place Chicago White Sox by just 2.0 games. Cleveland also owns the second-best odds to win the division (+450), according to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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