Padres holding out hope Mike Clevinger can pitch sometime in October

SAN DIEGO — The Padres are holding out hope right-hander Mike Clevinger will pitch for them in the postseason, even as they privately acknowledge the odds are against it happening.The initial diagnosis after an MRI and X-rays is a sprained right elbow. The team has received some feedback after consulting additional experts that Clevinger could pitch for them in October, although at what point is unknown. Two sources said the team won’t know until Sunday or even early next week whether Clevinger will be able to resume throwing this season.The Padres will play their first postseason game in 14 y…

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