Padres shut down Mike Clevinger, add Dan Altavilla to NLDS roster

ARLINGTON, Texas — The pitcher the Padres got for the playoffs is back on the sideline again for the playoffs.Mike Clevinger was removed from the team’s National League Division Series roster and replaced by reliever Dan Altavilla shortly before the Padres played the Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday.Clevinger, by rule, will not be available for the NL Championship Series should the Padres advance.It was determined after examination Wednesday that Clevinger was not going to be ready to pitch in the next four days, which is the maximum length this series will last.The Padres, who are down to two s…

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